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Course Descriptions

This is a listing of the courses offered through the CSUB Golden Bridge Online program for international students, with the number of weekly classroom hours beside the course name. Please note: Course descriptions are subject to change. 

Discussions (4 hours per week)

This course develops skills to participate in small group discussions effectively.  Students learn how to offer opinions and respond to others in a discussion. 

Presentations (4 hours per week)

This course teaches how to give effective presentations as a college student.  Students focus on verbal and non-verbal skills development.  

Reading and Writing (4 hours per week)

This course covers how to read academic texts and understand the written contents.  Students also improve their essay writing skills.

Understanding Lectures (4 hours per week)

This course provides practices to take helpful notes during a university lecture.  Students also work on critical thinking skills.  


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