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Developmental Success In College / Study Skills - Course Descriptions

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AEST 104L- Speed Reading

This self-paced course helps students who want to read more rapidly and more efficiently in order to meet the heavy reading demands in their college studies or in their careers. Students learn prereading techniques, skimming, scanning and other methods of improving their reading speed, comprehension and attention span as they proceed at their own pace. Offered: Occasionally. 1 credit.

HUDV 105- Equipped for Future Success

This course offers an introductory survey of strategies for accessing  information and developing skills required for success in college, at work and in the community. Topics include goal setting, reading, writing, research, communication, teamwork, cooperation, leadership, conflict resolution, time management and planning, public speaking, community and technological resources, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.  Students will: (i) develop an educational and career plan; (ii) describe effective techniques for managing time and reaching goals; (iii) identify the skills involved in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; (iv) apply learning strategies to new information; (v) research topics electronically and analyze the objectivity and usefulness of sources; (vi) explain effective methods for resolving conflicts and developing leadership skills; (vii) identify community resources available to assist with achieving academic and career goals; (viii) generate and evaluate solutions to personal, academic and workplace problems; (ix) identify productive ways of communicating effectively with friends, family members, instructors  supervisors, and coworkers.  Variable credit. Based on CPE or Accuplacer reading scores, either HUDV 105 or HUDV 115 (each a 3 credit hour course) is required during the first semester for all new degree-seeking students and for transfer students with fewer than 12 college credits. Prerequisite: appropriate reading placement score. Offered:  Summer, Fall and Spring.

HUDV 115- College Success

This course offers practice in developing the skills necessary for achieving educational and career goals. Topics include goal setting and time management; learning theories and styles; active reading, note-taking and test-taking strategies; listening, comprehension and public speaking skills; health and stress management; campus and community resources; research in print and online sources; and critical thinking and creative problem solving. Students will learn how to: (i) demonstrate understanding of educational and career goal setting and decision-making skills; (ii) explain and practice effective methods for managing time, health, and stress; (iii) apply whole-brain learning strategies to new materials, effectively processing and retaining information; (iv) identify campus and community resources to assist with achieving academic and career goals; (v) generate and evaluate solutions to personal, academic, and workplace problems; (vi) identify ways of communicating effectively with friends, family members, instructors, other students, and coworkers.  Based on CPE or Accuplacer reading scores, either HUDV 105 OR HUDV 115 (each a 3 credit hour course) is required during the first semester for all new degree-seeking students and for transfer students with fewer than 12 college credits. Prerequisite: appropriate reading placement score. Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring. 3 credits.

HUDV 116L- Academic Skills Development

This course helps students develop effective strategies for comprehending difficult texts and for improving study skills. Topics include note-taking strategies, study methods, test taking, vocabulary building, speed reading and memory training. Variable credit. Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring.

HUDV 130L- College Success for Science

This course explores chemical and biological concepts needed for success in the health sciences including elements, compounds, chemical bonds, reactions, solutions, membranes, cells, systems of measurement, voltage, and anatomical terminology while developing academic reading, note-taking, vocabulary, problem solving, and learning skills. Highly recommended during the first two semesters at SFCC for students seeking degrees in the health sciences. May be taken in lieu of HUDV 115 to fulfill College Success requirements. Credits may be counted toward the approved electives of any SFCC certificate or degree program.  Offered: Occasionally. 3 credits.

For more information, please contact Michael Alexander, 505-428-1339, michael.alexander@sfcc.edu.

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