Canisius Experience - GRIF

GRIF 102 Scholars in Action 0 Credits

This course is intended to provide first-year HEOP students with a set of skills and knowledge aimed at ensuring their success during their college career. The material presented in the class is geared towards providing students with effective study skills and strategies, improving your organization and goal-setting ability, and helping you become more aware of the services offered on campus for your benefit.

Offered: every fall.

GRIF 111 Critical Reading and Writing 3 Credits

The course introduces students to the examination of college-level texts for the purpose of understanding, exposition, analysis, and argument. In class, students present and defend their own positions in response to assigned material. The writing component of the course guides students in the formal written presentation of their positions with an emphasis on organization, diction, and grammar. This course requires work during the summer prior to completing the course in the fall.

Offered: every fall.

GRIF 150 Canisius Compass 1 Credit

One credit course that will meet weekly to assist and support first year students. This course will cover areas including developing personal and academic resilience, building a support network, communication, effective notetaking and more. Students will also have weekly meetings with an academic mentor.

Offered: every spring.

GRIF 201 Griffin Transfer Experience 1 Credit

A program specifically designed for first semester transfer students to make the transition to a new environment successful and prepare students to take full advantage of the many new opportunities and resources available to them throughout their college experience. The facilitators will explain core curriculum, introduce academic resources, address student performance, and discuss transitional topics throughout the sessions.

Offered: every fall & spring.