Legacy Scholars

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LGCY - Legacy Scholars

LGCY-100: Legacy Scholars I (Credits: 0 to 2)

This course is part of the Legacy Scholars Program which will ensure that participating students achieve social and academic integration. With an emphasis on lived experience, first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students will learn academic success strategies, will understand their social identities to successfully navigate college, and will participate in the social fabric of Westminster. This course also provides a general orientation to Westminster's resources. Students are introduced to college offices and services, explore major and career options, and develop college success skills. Students will also be introduced to the College-Wide Learning Goals and institution's mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

LGCY-200: Legacy Scholars II (Credits: 0 to 2)

This course is part of the Legacy Scholars Program, a program designed to ensure academic and social integration for 4-year students. Through this course, students will expand their development of skills in leadership, collaboration, diversity understanding, and community engaged learning. We will focus on furthering our understanding of our own personal identity. We will take that understanding and integrate it into the community to better understand our own roles and responsibilities within our local community. This will be done through working collaboratively with local first generation and/or underrepresented high school students in serving as mentors to support their efforts to achieve higher education.

LGCY-300: Legacy Scholars III (Credits: 0 to 1)

This course will continue to strengthen the collegiate experience of our Legacy students by helping them to find their place at Westminster College; develop academic, self-management, professionalism, and critical thinking skills; engage in graduate school and career exploration; and experience diversity, inclusion, and a global perspective. The course was created with the vision of expanding institutional support for first-generation students and to serve as a bridge as they acclimate to their campus environment and explore graduate and career opportunities.

LGCY-400: Legacy Scholars IV (Credits: 0 to 1)

This course will continue to strengthen the collegiate experience of Legacy students by strengthening their understanding of identity, develop academic, self-management, professionalism, and critical thinking skills. Students in this course will understand how issues of power, privilege, and oppression inform issues like policy, laws, values, and culture. Students in this course will develop a transition plan for post-graduation - be it graduate school or entering the workforce.