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Puente Project

Puente Class Descriptions

Fall Semester Puente Classes

COUN 128: Foundation for College Success
COUN 128 is designed to assist CSM Puente students in developing the skills and tools critical to succeed in college. Through a holistic and comprehensive approach, the course will consist of college orientation, student success strategies, cultural identity, and personal development as a foundation for college success. Puente students will have the opportunity to engage collaboratively and promote team building. Topics covered will include educational planning, self-assessment, student success strategies, motivation, study skills, learning styles, and educational attainment processes. COUN 128 will support the degree/transfer attainment of Puente students by establishing a sense of belonging, enhancing student engagement and self-reflection as well as deepening the understanding of the college system.

ENGL 105: Intensive Composition and Reading

Spring Semester Puente Classes

COUN 129: Puente Transfer Readiness
COUN 129 is part of the Puente Project and must be taken concurrently with ENGL 105. COUN 129 builds upon COUN 128 and is designed to assist CSM Puente students  in developing the knowledge and skills needed to complete their educational goals with a focus on transfer, career planning, and a Latino social justice research project. Topics covered will include transfer process, personal statements, universities (UC, CSU, and independent), TAGs, transfer resources, career planning process, career assessment, values/skills, research methodology, and more, within an environment of collaboration and team building. This course will require participation in off-campus field trips and activities.

ENGL 110: Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking