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Student Development Courses

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SDV 100: Fundamentals of College Study

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to introduce students to the information and habits that facilitate academic success at the college level. The course presents modules focusing on the expectations and realities of college responsibility; active learning and critical thinking skills; increasing motivation and decreasing stress; analyzing the syllabus, instructor and course; establishing a learning style; organizing and balancing family, work and school; improving study and note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies; advisement, registration and the college catalog; safety, student services and other administrative resources; rules, regulations and civility; and lifelong learning. This course is offered on a pass/fail basis. Students who do not pass this course must take it again the following semester/session. Hours: 18 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
SDV 101: Career Development

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed primarily for related field experience students, but the skills taught are necessary for all students who are preparing to enter the work force. Through various exercises and the use of electronic and traditional media, students are taught how to develop career goals. They are also challenged to realize their potential in their chosen fields and how to use this knowledge in the job-hunting process. Students are required to write a resume, cover letter, a field experience learning contract and other related assignments. Hours: 15 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
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