ISC100 - Introduction to Seneca Studies

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Subject Title
Introduction to Seneca Studies

Subject Description
This course, an integral part of the Seneca experience, provides an introduction to the resources, services, supports and unique opportunities of a Seneca education.  It highlights the principles of academic integrity and the standards, outcomes and expectations of our learning environment.  The goal is to increase awareness of and use of college resources, supports and services; explore ways to become actively involved in the Seneca community; makes connections; build networks; and develop a plan to achieve academic and career goals.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to become involved in the Seneca community and connect with Professors, peers and industry experts to build a professional learning network.
  2. Discuss ways to work collaboratively to complete projects.
  3. Describe ways to manage time, set priorities and organize schedules to meet course requirements and complete assignments on time.
  4. Explore learning strategies, supports and pathways that enhance success at college.
  5. Design a learning plan grounded in the academic expectations of the program that facilitates personal goals and career plans.
Material will be presented in 6 modules
  • Connecting to the College
  • Charting Your Course
  • My Moral Compass
  • The Savvy Student
  • Networks and Connections
  • Be an Outlier

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.