College 101 is an introduction to higher education and prepares students for the expectations of college.
Customized Course: Rising seniors enroll in a customized Fisher course offered in the mornings for six weeks. For Summer 2013, students may choose from among the following courses:
BU101: Introduction to Business: This course is a survey of the challenges, responsibilities, and ethics of business. Students will acquire a broad understanding of American and international business, including marketing, finance, management, advertising, production, computers and MIS, business law, and the international climate of business. Students will learn to make business decisions through simulation and case study.
CJ101: Introduction to Criminal Justice: This course provides an overview of the history and present day operation of the criminal justice process in the United States. Students will analyze the role, responsibility, and authority of each of the components of the system: police, courts, corrections, and the underlying principles and values of justice.
CM101: Introduction to Mass Communication: This course surveys the dynamics of mass communications and media in the computer age. The history, ethics, and organization of communications and career opportunities are covered. Class work will involve print media, including newspapers, magazines, and book publishing; and electronic media, including radio, sound recording, motion pictures, television, and the Internet.
PS101: Introduction to Psychology: This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior. The introductory readings and lectures demonstrate how psychology has emerged as a distinct social science. The following areas are studied: the nervous system and its relationship to behavior, sensory processes, learning, cognition, testing, and individual differences. A library component is included.
Persistence Attributes: Essential attributes of a successful college student - time management, study skills, note taking, and the use of campus resources - are embedded into each course.
Co-Teaching: A Fisher professor and a high school teacher collaborate, giving both instructors a better understanding of students' needs, capacities, and aspirations.
Peer Mentors: A Fisher student serves as a role model while assisting in the classroom during the summer.
Internship Experience: Students interview for a paid afternoon internship through Fisher's partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council. Internships connect classroom learning to potential careers and provide valuable professional experience.
Teacher Training: Fisher coordinates professional development for its partners as a way to share best practices from College 101 beyond the direct participants.