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.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.