Applications of Learning Theory


Learning to Learn offers a graded, semester-long course, Applications of Learning Theory (UNAS1005), to provide students with strategies of successful learning.

In this mastery-based practicum, students apply specific learning methods to their own course work. They are evaluated weekly on their use of nine learning strategies, including notetaking, effective reading techniques, and time management. Class meets twice a week for 50 minutes each day, and students also meet with a teaching assistant once a week for 50 minutes. Course work is supplemented by reading on related theories and research.

Who is eligible?

This course is open to all first year and second year students at Boston College. First-generation college students, students with high financial need, learning-disabled students, and physically challenged students, as well as students with a GPA of 2.4 or below, are especially encouraged to take this course.