HD - Human Development

HD100 College Success and Survival  

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Facilitates adjustment to the college environment.  Focuses on self-assessment, personal development, educational goal setting and critical thinking. Includes interdisciplinary lectures, exposure to multiple modes of educational delivery, and structured exercises to turn individual talents into strengths. Note: HD100 is available in three one credit modules.

HD101 Community Service – Learning Experience

3 credits (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) A theoretical and practical course examining the principles and features of service-learning.  Student will develop a personal understanding of civic engagement, ethics and leadership through direct and/or indirect service to a community based organization and through critical reflection.  Students will be required to complete 33 hours of service and participate in weekly seminars/discussions.

HD105 Finding Funding through Scholarships

1 credit (1 lec, hr/wk) Designed to increase students’ success in obtaining scholarships.  Topics covered are: common scholarship criteria, application tips, essay writing, scholarship searches and how scholarship committees make their decisions.

HD112 Study Skills

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Designed to increase the students' success in college by assisting them in obtaining skills necessary to reach their educational objectives. Students are introduced to time management strategies, note taking, library usage, problem  solving, exam strategies, muscle reading, and learning style.

HD113 Stop Test Anxiety Now

1 Credit (1lec hrs/wk) Covers techniques for coping with excessive test-taking anxiety and improving overall test performance.

HD140 Career/Education Exploration

1 credit (1 lec hrs/wk) Provides tools needed to make an informed career and educational decision. Includes interest testing; self-assessment of skills, values, and attitudes. Learn how to locate occupational information and relate it to making informed educational choices.

HD147 Decision Making

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) This course assists students to develop an awareness of their personal decision-making styles in order to make effective decisions and life choices in personal, social, academic and work settings. Introduces information on effective decision-making.

HD152 Stress Management

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) This course assists students to identify specific personal stressors, and develop skills that enable the students to more effectively deal with stress.

HD154 Self-Esteem

1 credit (1 lec hr/wk) This course will provide students with an opportunity to define, assess and develop their self esteem. This course will provide multiple tools and processes to enhance self esteem and develop individual strengths.

HD204 Living Consciously

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This class is designed to assist college students of any age to experience greater success in both college and their personal lives through the use of positive psychology.

HD208 Career/Life Plan

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Students learn a process for career selection, emphasizing development as an ongoing process. Attention is given to self-assessment (skills, interests, values, attitudes, motivational patterns), decision-making models, job and career research techniques (including electronic resources), and development of a personal action plan.

HD215 Transfer Success

1 credit (2 lec/lab hrs/wk) This class is designed to assist students in the preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.  Course content includes development of strategies for choosing a transfer institution, identification of resources to assist in the transfer process, choice of majors, and funding sources.Concurrent: CIS0593.

HD0529 Math Success

1 credit (3 lab hrs/wk) This course facilitates students to become successful math learners and critical thinkers. Students will be exposed to a variety of math study skills, problem solving skills, and systems of logic which will be put into immediate practice through group and individual exercises.  Students will assess their own most favored learning styles and develop increased comfort in alternative learning situations.  Students will also self-identify possible math and/or test anxiety which may be artificially reducing their math grades. Students are encouraged to also be concurrently enrolled in a math course required for their majors so that the skills learned here can be put into immediate practice.

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