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Coyote First STEP (CFS)

Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP)

For summer 2021, Coyote First STEP (CFS) is a ten-week online program that will meet twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Students will earn 4-units in a college level math course and a Freshman Learning Community course that will prepare incoming first-time freshman for the transition from high school to college. The program will include engaging activities designed to promote college success.

Students will enroll only in a math course and will not take an English course. Learn more about the Early Start English Program below. Students will be notified to enroll in the math course most appropriate for the GE math pathway based on their admitted academic major.

CFS Family Info Session Recording 

To learn more, students and families may watch a recording of the CFS Family Information Session which took place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

 

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DpvYtVeOgEI?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Coyote First STEP - Family Information Session YouTube Video</a>To learn more, students and families may watch a recording of the CFS Family Information Session which took place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

 

CFS Program Dates:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Welcome Day will take place on Tuesday, June 1 and the Math class and USTD 1000 class begin either Wednesday, June 2 or Thursday, June 3 depending on the schedule selected. 

To be successful in this program you will need a laptop and reliable internet access, which you may borrow from CSUSB. Once you register for the program, you will receive more information.

This is a FREE program for students attending CSUSB in the fall. 

To learn more, students and families may watch a recording of the CFS Family Information Session which took place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM

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Coyote First STEP

Math Daily Schedule

June 1 - Aug 5, 2021

Activity 

Schedule

(Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday)

Time
Math Course 9:00 - 11:15 am 2 hours and 15 minutes
Lunch Break

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Optional activities scheduled 

1 hour

USTD 1000
(Freshman Learning
Community Course)

1:00 - 2:30 pm 1.5 hours
Math Lab

Once a week by appointment

Appts. available from math tutors

30 minutes

Math Course Descriptions 

Learn more about synchronous vs. asynchronous 

To determine what MATH course you need to take, find your academic major in this list.

Math Course Descriptions
Course Description
MATH 1102

Stretch Mathematics and Society A                                               Units: 3

Fundamentals of mathematics with applications to issues of personal and civic life. Use of spreadsheets and other technologies for visualization, experimentation, and problem solving. First term of a two-term version of MATH 1101. Successful completion of the two-term sequence MATH 1102-1103 satisfies the General Education B4 category. Placement determined by campus placement standards and consultation with an advisor. Formerly offered as Math 116A. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed MATH 1101, 115, 116A or 117B. Graded A through C-/No Credit.
Recommended for category 3 and required for category 4.
This is a synchronous course with designated times to log in.

Course open to Host and Home students. 

MATH 1202

Stretch Introduction to Statistical Thinking A                              Units: 3

Introductory statistics with applications to a variety of disciplines. Critical thinking about real data, methods of analysis, and implications. Use of technology for displaying and analyzing data. First term of a two-term version of MATH 1201. Successful completion of the two-term sequence MATH 1202-1203 satisfies the General Education B4 category. Placement determined by campus placement standards and advising. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed MATH 1201 or Math 165. Graded A through C-/No Credit.
Recommended for category 3 and required for category 4.
This is a synchronous course with designated times to log in.

Course open to Home students only. 

MATH 1302

Stretch Modeling with Functions A                                                  Units: 3

Algebraic and geometric concepts of functions of one variable, including linear, exponential, logarithmic, and power functions. Applications to business, government, science, and other fields. Use of spreadsheets and other technologies for visualization, experimentation, and problem solving. First term of a two-term version of MATH 1301. Successful completion of the two-term sequence MATH 1302-1303 satisfies the General Education B4 category. Placement determined by campus placement standards and advising. Formerly offered as Math 111A. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed MATH 1301, Math 110, Math 111A or Math 112B. Graded A through C-/No Credit.
Recommended for category 3 and required for category 4.

This is a synchronous course with designated times to log in.

Course open to Home students only. 

MATH 1402

Preparation for Calculus A                                                              Units: 3

Algebraic and geometric concepts and skills needed for calculus. The algebra of expressions, equations and functions, including linear, exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions. Use of mathematical technologies for visualization, experimentation, and problem solving. Directed self-placement in this course is based on campus placement standards, mathematics department assessments and consultation with an advisor. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed MATH 1401 or Math 120. Graded A through C-/no credit. Satisfies the General Education B4 category.
Recommended for category 3 and required for category 4.

This is a synchronous course with designated times to log in.

Course open to Home students only. 

Early Start English (ESE) 

Early Start English (ESE) is a three-week online program with a 1-unit credit bearing English course as well as engaging activities designed to promote college success.

Students will only enroll in English and not a math course. 

Program Dates:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Thursday, June 24, 2021.

To be successful in this program you will need a laptop and reliable internet access, which you may borrow from CSUSB. Once you register for the program, you will receive more information.

This is a FREE program for students attending CSUSB in the fall. 

ESE Family Info Session Recording

Watch a recording of the Early Start English Family Information Session

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z6_APYdY6OM?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch Early Start English Family Information Session Recording YouTube Video</a>

 

ESE Course Description & Daily Schedule

Early Start English Course Description
Course Description
ESE 1050

Early Start English 1050 – Introduction to University Literacies                                                   Units: 1

Analysis of the forms and content of literature. Emphasis is on the methodology of reading prose fiction, drama and poetry. In this Early Start English course (ESE 1050), you will reflect on past experiences as a writer and reader; explore the kinds of writing and reading activities in university courses; and begin to develop strategies for navigating the new writing and reading occasions you will encounter as a college student.

Graded A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-/No credit.
Course Time: This is a asynchronous course with designated times to log in.

Course open to Host and Home students. 

Learn more about synchronous vs. asynchronous 

English Daily Schedule
Activity

Schedule

(Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday)

Time
English 1050 9:00 - 10:15 am 1 hour, 15 min

Lunch/Afternoon
Break

11:45 am - 12:45 pm or after 3:00 pm
Optional Co-Curricular activities scheduled 
1 hour

 

 

Student Testimonial Video 

Summer 2018

Coyote First STEP Program Welcome Day Brochures below: