Pre-College Readiness

Open to students entering grades 7-9

It’s never too early to start thinking about college. The skills you develop in middle school and high school can prepare you for college and keep you on the path toward academic success. Designed for 7th-9th graders, this course helps students improve study skills and strengthen their academic abilities.

The instructor will guide students through three main topic areas focusing on learning and study strategies essential for university study. Students will improve academic skills related to reading, writing and critical thinking while experiencing a university classroom environment. In addition, course activities and assignments will help students be better prepared when the time comes to apply for a top-level university. 

Course content will be organized around hot topics in current events on a state, national and global scale. This quarter’s topics include Leaders of the Past and Leaders of Today, Culture and Policy: Comparative Global Politics, and Examining Sustainable Development Goals on a State, National and Global Scale. Focusing on these topics will provide chances for you to hone your new skills in meaningful and engaging classes, and help you dive into what UC Davis does best! (We’re currently tied at number one in the country for internationalization and diversity!)

Academic Units
0
CEUs
0
Section Number
202KID102
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is a "Remote Classroom" format course- all instruction occurs face-to-face via Zoom online classroom. Technology is used to facilitate online activities, assess students (assignments, etc.), and deliver content. You will receive an email prior to the course start date with information on how to log into the online class portal.

Technical Requirements

Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. A headset with attached microphone is recommended.