Freshman Focus IDC 100 is a one hour credit course that will provide all traditional aged freshmen the chance to make their transition to college as intentional as possible. Through reading, writing, discussion, and out-of-class activities, Bellarmine hopes to direct and support its freshmen by increasing students’ self-awareness and sense of purpose about college. The class will focus on decision making in regard to both the academic and social dimensions of their lives, leading to a successful first year in college. Freshman focus addresses skill development in the following four core areas:
- Academic skills
- Health and wellness
- Personal and emotional
- Social involvement
Goals for Freshman Focus
- Develop an understanding of technology (as it relates to the University).
- Engage in social and/or community activities sponsored by the University.
- Comprehend the importance of taking academic initiative.
- Develop speaking, writing, and listening skills.