SRJC Course Outlines

2/24/2018 11:55:37 AMCOUN 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 10Title:  FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  
Full Title:  Student Success-The First Year Experience
Last Reviewed:3/10/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  COUN 51

Catalog Description:
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This course provides students in their first year of college with an introduction to the nature, meanings and outcomes of higher education through the exploration and application of intellectual, social, and psychological principles that lead to well-being and success in college.  Students will examine the stages of adult development, learn successful life management techniques, learn strategies for motivation and stress management, and apply creative and critical thinking techniques.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides students in their first year of college with an introduction to the nature, meanings and outcomes of higher education through the exploration and application of intellectual, social, and psychological principles that lead to well-being and success in college.  Students will examine the stages of adult development, learn successful life management techniques, learn strategies for motivation and stress management, and apply creative and critical thinking techniques.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 2008
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will:
1. Describe the history, role, and value of higher education in a multicultural society.
2. Identify opportunities for engagement with instructors, students, campus activities, and community resources.
3. Identify and clarify values, interests, learning, and personality styles.
4. Explain the academic requirements needed to meet their academic goals.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 
1. Explore personal choices in higher education.
2. Assess personal growth and life management.
3. Relate technology use to academic and personal life.
4. Discuss and analyze cultural diversity in higher education and society.
5. Describe lifelong learning skills.
6. Identify strategies to promote lifelong health and wellness.
7. Integrate critical and creative thinking in personal and academic life.

Topics and Scope
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I. Higher education
    A. The role and value of higher education in society today
    B. The history, purpose and unique attributes of the California higher education system
     C. College curriculum, general education, majors, vocational training
II. Personal growth and life management
    A. Self-assessment
    B. Personality type
    C. Values
    D. Multiple intelligences
    E. Goal setting
    F.  Decision making
    G. Time management
    H. Money management
    I. Techniques for positive thinking
    J. Motivation strategies
III. Technology management in academic and personal life
    A. Cyberspace conduct
    B. Necessary technological skills for academic success
IV. Diversity
    A. Prejudice and discrimination
    B. Cultural and social diversity
    C. Interpersonal communication
V. Lifelong learning
    A. Life stages
        1. Stages of adult development including emerging adulthood (Arnett, Erickson, Piaget)
        2. Stages of college student development (Tinto, Chickering)
    B. Principles of learning and memory
       1. Stages
       2. Principles
       3. Memory Techniques
    C. Learning style
       1. Visual, auditory and kinesthetic styles
       2. Personality and learning style
       3. Multiple intelligences
       4. Personal learning strategies
    D. Writing and speaking
       1. Power writing: preparing, organizing, writing, editing and revising
       2. Writing a term paper
       3. How to prepare an oral presentation
VI. Health and wellness
    A. Biological, emotional, intellectual and social concepts
    B. Stress management techniques
VII. Critical and creative thinking
   A. Fallacies in reasoning
   B. Critical thinking processes
   C. Creativity techniques (brainstorming, relaxed retention, visualization, imagination)

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading assignments of 30-60 pages
2.  Written assignments of 500-700 words, including reaction paper,
   journals, and essays
3.  Two faculty interviews (includes paper and oral presentation)
4.  Attendance at two campus events and write a two-page reaction paper for each
5.  Academic plan
6.  Educational road map
7.  Oral presentation on a campus resource
8. Case scenarios to practice a decision making process
9.  Comprehensive written project
10.Topic quizzes from assigned reading
11. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 60%
Written homework, Comprehensive written project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Academic plan, educational road map
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Oral presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 35%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance, class participation, case scenarios


Representative Textbooks:
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Orientation to College-A Reader on Becoming an Educated Person (2nd edition). Steltenpohl, Shipton, Villines. Wadsworth: 2004.
Foundations, a Reader for New College Students (4th edition).  Gordon and Minnick.  Wadsworth: 2007.
The Community College Experience, Foundations for Learning (1st edition). Baldwin, Amy. Prentice Hall: 2006.
Foundations for Learning (2nd edition). Hazard and Nadeau. Prentice Hall: 2009.
Your College Experience, Strategies for Success, Two Year Edition (tenth ediction). John N. Gardner, Betsy O. Barefoot. Bedford St. Martin's: 2012.

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