SDS 102 - Academic and Personal Development
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Utilize campus resources and processes for a particular purpose after having been exposed to the various services.
- Identify learning styles, recognize teaching styles and develop strategies to respond to them in order to be successful.
- Set realistic short and long term goals.
- Identify the steps necessary to make informed decision.
- Identify stressors and ways to decrease stress using time and stress management techniques.
- Demonstrate communication styles/skills for effective interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrate concepts learned in class through discussion of real time situations.
- Campus resources and processes
- Goal setting/decision-making
- Learning Styles
- Stress Management
- College culture
- Values, Motivation, and Achievement
- Communication styles
- Health/Life-style issues
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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