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COUN 128 – Puente:Foundation Coll Sucess (CRN: 95384) at College of San Mateo for Fall 2019

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COUN 128 Puente: Foundation for College Success

(Formerly CRER 128) Puente: Foundation for College Success is part of the Puente Project and must be taken concurrently with ENGL 105. 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 while building their leadership skills. Topics covered will include educational planning, self-assessment, decision making, student success strategies, motivation, cultural identity, study skills, learning styles, goal setting and financial aid. Students will receive an introduction to library research and complete a research project. 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 and expectations. In addition, consideration of psychological, sociological and physiological components that attribute to personal and academic success will be explored. This course will require participation in off-campus field trips. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: ENGL 105
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5d
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area E1), UC

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Department: Counseling

Number of Units: 3

Corequisite(s): COUN 128 AA is linked with CRN 95339: ENGL 105 AP. When you enroll in a linked section you must enroll in the companion course(s).

Cohort Restriction:

  • PUENTE - Puente

NOTE: COUN 128 AA is for students enrolled in the Puente Program. For information on how to be part of the Puente Program contact Mick Sherer ( or Joey Martinez (, or visit the Puente Project Website:

Fee Description Type Amount
Mat'ls Fee CSM Career Flat Fee $6
AA - Lecture and/or Discussion
Meeting Date: 08/15-12/05
Meeting Time: 11:10am-12:25pm
Days: T, Th
Building: 10 Room: 0191
Instructor: Jennifer De La Cruz
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class August 27, 2019
Last day to drop with a refund August 27, 2019
Last day to drop without a "W" September 2, 2019
Last day to drop with a "W" November 13, 2019
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