SRJC Course Outlines

6/20/2018 9:54:48 PMCOUN 270 Course Outline as of Spring 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 270Title:  INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE  
Full Title:  Introduction to College
Last Reviewed:12/14/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled8.75
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total.50 Contact Total8.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

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

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

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to Santa Rosa Junior College that includes programs, services, policies, degrees, certificates, transfer requirements, and college culture. Focus will be on strategies needed for academic success and the development of an academic plan.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introduction to Santa Rosa Junior College that includes programs, services, policies, degrees, certificates, transfer requirements, and college culture. Focus will be on strategies needed for academic success and the development of an academic plan.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Summarize the educational options available at SRJC and other institutions of  higher education
2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the SRJC website, the schedule of classes, and other college publications to access information about  courses, majors, certificates, general education related to specific goals, and college policies and procedures.
3. Identify and describe student support services.
4. Develop an Academic Plan.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1. Explain the roles of the California System of Higher Education.
2. Articulate the process of major selection and requirements needed to achieve academic goals.
3. Identify factors that influence the transition to a college culture.
4. Identify retention strategies needed for academic success.
5. List and locate college services and resources.
6. Compose an Academic Plan.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Overview of California Higher Education Systems
   A.  California Community College
   B.  California State University
   C.  University of California
   D.  Private colleges and universities
II. Major selection and requirements for selecting an academic goal.
   A. Career and transfer programs
        1. Certificates/career technical education
        2. Associate of Arts/Science (AA/AS)
        3. Associate Degree forTransfer (AA-T/AS-T)
        4. Transfer options
        5. Choosing the program that matches student's academic goal
   B. General education patterns and articulation
        1. Articulation
        2. SRJC articulation website
         3. Santa Rosa Junior College Associate of Arts/Science general education
        4. California State University general education
        5. IGETC general education
        6. Private universities' and colleges' general education      
   C. Undecided student
        1. Counseling courses
        2. Career Center
        3. Transfer Center
   D. Factors that influence selection of major
        1. Culture
        2. Occupational outlook
        3. Family
        4. Disability
        5. Other
III. Transitioning to a college culture
   A. Student responsibility
        1. Academic success
        2. Attendance policy
        3. Academic Calendar
    B. Campus diversity
        1. Demographics of SRJC's student population
        2. Diversity and its impact on the college experience
   C. SRJC's college policies
        1. Academic integrity
        2. Discrimination
        3. Sexual assault/harassment
        4. Student conduct/discipline
        5. Student grievance/complaints
        6.  Alcohol and drug abuse
IV. Retention strategies needed for academic success
    A. Time management
         1. Student's roles and responsibilities outside of college
         2. Relationship between college units and time management
   B. Developing support systems on and off campus
        1. Role of community college counselor
        2. Student engagement
   C. Tips for college survival
   D. Challenges students may face in college assignments and developing
        an action plan to address these challenges
V. Overview of college services, resources, and locations
   A. Admissions and Records
   B. Assessment
   C. Bookstore
   D. Campus Police
   E. Career Center
   F. Counseling
   G. Disability Resources Department
   H. Financial Aid
   I.  Student Health and Psychological Services
   J. Scholarship
   K. Transfer Center
   L. Tutorial Centers
VI. Academic Planning
   A. Reviewing assessment results
   B. Prerequisites and co-requisites
   C. Reading a class schedule
   D. Selecting courses and completing a first semester Academic Plan
   E. Online registration process

Assignments:
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1. Assigned readings from the Student Guide
2. Develop a first semester Academic Plan
3. General Education worksheets
4. Quiz on SRJC Certificates, AA/AS, CSU, UC information

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
First semester Academic Plan; General Education worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quiz on AA/AS, CSU, and UC information
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance, class participation


Representative Textbooks:
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SRJC Student Guide
Instructor prepared materials

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