Touchstone: Designing Your Life at King’s is a course designed specifically for first-year students at The King’s College to strategically support your transition into the King’s experience. The course is ideal for first-year students who are motivated by the idea of making the most of the first semester, or who would benefit from thinking ahead about choosing a major or navigating coursework at King’s.
Touchstone introduces students to the skillsets most frequently cited by King’s students to aid in their academic success, as well as creative discovery tools which students can use for academic, personal, and vocational discernment in the first-year of college and beyond.
Topics covered in Touchstone include:
- Applying tools for creative problem-solving to your real-life responsibilities
- Using your strengths in coursework and community
- How learning works and why you need to know
- Choosing (or confirming) your major and minor
- What to expect in your four years at King’s
The course is a one-credit elective course that meets once per week in the first and second halves of the fall semester. Some first-year students will be assigned to participate in the Touchstone course as a fixed part of their plans for success in addition to twelve credits in the fall semester.
For more information about the Touchstone course and how to register, contact Jennifer Tharp at email@example.com or 212-659-7289.