Academic Catalog

Ithaca College Seminar (ICSM)

ICSM 10500 Ithaca Seminar (LA)

An interdisciplinary liberal arts course that supports the academic and social transition to Ithaca College. The course will introduce the first year student to college level liberal arts inquiry, the ICC, and the e-portfolio. This course is open only to first semester first-year students, and students may not earn credit for more than one ICSM course. (F,S)
4 Credits

ICSM 10800 Ithaca Seminar in Writing (LA)

An interdisciplinary academic writing and liberal arts course that supports the academic and social transition to Ithaca College. The course will introduce the first year student to college level liberal arts inquiry, the ICC, and the eportfolio. This course fulfills the First Year Composition requirement of the ICC and is equivalent to WRTG 10600. This course is open only to first semester first-year students and students may not earn credit for more than one ICSM course. (F)
4 Credits

ICSM 11000 Honors Ithaca Seminar (LA)

An interdisciplinary liberal arts course offered as part of the Honors Program, which supports the academic and social transition to Ithaca College. The course will introduce the first year student to college level liberal arts inquiry, the ICC, and the e-portfolio. Students admitted into All-College Honors Program must enroll in this seminar or in ICSM 11800. This course is open only to first semester first-year students and students may not earn credit for more than one ICSM course. (F)
Attributes: HN
4 Credits

ICSM 11800 Honors Ithaca Seminar: Writing (LA)

An interdisciplinary liberal arts course offered as part of the Honors Program, which supports the academic and social transition to Ithaca College. The course will introduce the first year student to college level liberal arts inquiry, the ICC, and the e-portfolio. Students admitted into All-College Honors Program must enroll in this seminar or in ICSM 10800. This Ithaca Seminar is equivalent to WRTG 10600. This course is open only to first semester first-year students and students may not earn credit for more than one ICSM course. (F)
Attributes: HN
4 Credits

ICSM 17000 Meeting the Challenges of Effectively Transitioning to Ithaca College (LA)

Seminar course designed to assist students in their transition to Ithaca College. The course will examine topics to build academic success such as time management, reflection, self-regulated learning, goal setting, study skills, test taking strategies, and success planning. (F,S)
1 Credit

ICSM 19000 ICSM: Transfer Student Seminar (LA)

Seminar course designed to introduce transfer students to the ICC by discussing the role of the liberal arts in the 21st century, introducing students to reflective thinking, developing awareness of campus resources, and establishing the student's electronic portfolio. (F,S)
1 Credit

ICSM 20000 Principles of Peer Mentoring and Leadership in the ICSM Program (NLA)

This is an experiential learning course which assigns students to a first-year Ithaca Seminar in the role of student 'Peer Leader' (an ambassador or assistant who works with a faculty member to engage first-year students in transition-to-college topics) and provides support, training, and reflection on this mentorship/leadership role. Students enrolled in this course will be assigned to an Ithaca Seminar course and collaborate with a corresponding faculty member. In addition, students will attend sessions to identify and develop their own mentorship/leadership styles, discuss Ithaca Seminar classroom experiences, and begin to connect mentorship/leadership theory and practice. Prerequisites: Any ICSM 10500, ICSM 10800, ICSM 11000, ICSM 11800, or ICSM 19000 course, and instructor approval. (F)
0-1 Credits