ENRICH Courses and Descriptions

ENRICH 080 – Introductory Algebra

Presents mathematical topics and applications in a context designed for students with minimal algebraic skills as evidenced by student preparation and results obtained in diagnostic tests. Introductory Algebra is designed to promote success in Intermediate Algebra. It is suitable for students who have a limited or no background in algebra. 1 - 2 lab hours may be required weekly. Grades earned in this course are factored in students' GPA, however, the credits from this course do not apply toward graduation.

Students whose SAT Math score is ≤ 450 or ACT score is ≤ 16 will be required to complete ENRICH 080.

* If you wish to CHALLENGE your math placement, you may use the online Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) testing system. Contact Karen Davis in the Office of Planning and Assessment to obtain the ALEKS information: aleks@bloomu.edu


ENRICH 090 – Intermediate Algebra

Presents mathematical topics and applications in a context designed to promote success in college-level math courses. It is suitable for students who have a limited background in algebra. 1 - 2 lab hours may be required weekly. Grades earned in this course are factored in students' GPA, however, the credits from this course do not apply toward graduation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introductory Algebra or entry by placement.

Students who score 460 ≤ SAT Math ≤ 500 or 17 ≤ ACT Math ≤ 18 will be required to complete ENRICH 090.

* If you wish to CHALLENGE your math placement, you may use the online Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) testing system. Contact Karen Davis in the Office of Planning and Assessment to obtain the ALEKS information: aleks@bloomu.edu


ENRICH 101 – College Writing Enrichment, 3 credits (course carries elective credits towards graduation)

Introduces the strategic instruction and experiences necessary for students to acquire college-level literacy. Enriches current skills through discussion, modeling, collaboration, application, development, and revision to prepare students for college-level thinking, reading, and writing. Challenges students to interpret and produce diverse texts and evidence. For students selected through placement, this course is a prerequisite for Foundations of College Writing (ENGLISH.101). Students can also choose to take the course through self-selection. Students who have successfully completed English 101 are not eligible for this class. Prerequisites: None.

Students whose overall high school grade point average is less than 87% will be required to complete ENRICH 101.

* If you wish to CHALLENGE your writing placement, please visit the following webpage to learn more about the challenge opportunity. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/testing-placement-writing-challenge


ENRICH 103 – Art of Possibility and Mindfulness Practice, 3 credits (course earns 3 GEPs: 1 pt. each in Goal 4 – Cultures & Diversity, Goal 6 – Social Sciences, and Goal 10 - Citizenship)

Introduces the mind as a limit and a possibility. Introduces mindfulness practice as a tool for mastery orientations to learning in personal and professional endeavors. Investigates core beliefs and ethical perspectives informed by mindful awareness. This course is appropriate for any university student at any level. This course earns one GEP toward Goal 4 Cultures and Diversity, one GEP toward Goal 6 Social Sciences and one GEP toward Goal 10 Citizenship In general education. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: None.


ENRICH 104 – Personal Mastery and Advanced Mindfulness Practice, 3 credits (course carries elective credits towards graduation)

The student constructs a personal repertoire from a wide variety of techniques and strategies for achieving personal mastery in his/her professional and personal life. Student selects a strategy that fits his or her personal needs in establishing mindfulness practice as a practical skill for keeping socio-emotional balance in the midst of alert awareness of the events and circumstances of the present moment across the common complexities of life as full catastrophe living.


ENRICH 105 – Foundations for College Success, 2 credits (course earns 1 GEP in Goal 2 – Information Literacy)

Promotes a successful transition to college life through the exposure to campus resources and offerings, an overview of best practices of college students, opportunities to explore individual differences, and self-exploration and reflection. This course offers an opportunity to explore various programs of study and careers to assist with declaring or solidifying the choice of major. This course is designed for undeclared freshman, summer start, and transfer students.


ENRICH 110 – Reading Your World, 3 credits (course carries elective credits towards graduation)

Prepares students to become active and confident learners who will acquire college-level literacy and critical thinking skills. Challenges students to establish an appreciation for reading for knowledge and enjoyment and develop skills, habits and attitudes that will result in more effective reading and studying. Strengthens comprehension, language, and vocabulary skills using prior learning and experience as a foundation. Students will explore how literacy practices in reading transfer to problem solving in everyday life. Writing is integrated throughout the course. This course is designed to prepare students to more effectively complete ENRICH 120. Students who have successfully completed ENRICH 120 are not eligible for this class. Prerequisites: None.

Students whose SAT Reading score is below 26 out of 40 or ACT score is 21 or below will be required to complete ENRICH 110 during their first year.


ENRICH 120 – College Reading and Study Skills, 3 credits (course carries elective credits towards graduation)

Develops the complex reading and study skills essential for college learning. Focuses on content area reading and study strategies, reading flexibility and critical reading skills. Outside readings focus on the nature of learning and the individual's responsibility to learning. Students may be required to use the reading lab for computerized vocabulary lessons and speed reading exercises. Three hours lecture per week. Credit applies toward graduation.


CLE 150 – Certified Peer Educator, 0 credits

Students need permission of the instructor to enroll in this course.

Training is designed for students working as peer educators in various academic support programs at Bloomsburg University. It introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of peer educators in a college setting. It will overview effective strategies for peer educators including fostering independence, stimulating active learning and critical thinking, and assessing student learning. Topics related to understanding ourselves and others as learners, building confidence, and working in a diverse environment will also be highlighted. Topics are designed for peer educators to achieve Level 1 tutor certification. In order for students to successfully earn the CLE and certification, they will have to complete the training program and complete 25 hours of student interaction.