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SDS 102 - Academic and Personal Development

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This is a course in the techniques for becoming a successful college student. Coping skills and strategies for transitioning to college are emphasized. The course fosters an awareness of self, the role of self-esteem and confidence in learning, and the importance of self-management skills and tools. Links between student needs and campus resources and processes are explored.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Utilize campus resources and processes for a particular purpose after having been exposed to the various services.
  2. Identify learning styles, recognize teaching styles and develop strategies to respond to them in order to be successful.
  3. Set realistic short and long term goals.
  4. Identify the steps necessary to make informed decision.
  5. Identify stressors and ways to decrease stress using time and stress management techniques.
  6. Demonstrate communication styles/skills for effective interpersonal relationships.
  7. Demonstrate concepts learned in class through discussion of real time situations.
Listed Topics
  1. Campus resources and processes
  2. Goal setting/decision-making
  3. Learning Styles
  4. Stress Management
  5. College culture
  6. Values, Motivation, and Achievement
  7. Diversity
  8. Communication styles
  9. Health/Life-style issues
Reference Materials
Recommended: On-Course-Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, Fifth Edition: Skip Downing: Houghton Mifflin Company.

CCAC Student Handbook
CCAC College Catalog

Approved By: Murphy, Michael Date Approved: 03/04/2008

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