ST DV 100 COLLEGE ORIENTATION 0.25 to 1.0 Units
Student Development 100 is an introductory college orientation course for newly enrolled and matriculated students. The course covers the following topics: college academic regulations, four-year schools’ requirements for transfer, AA degree requirements, Certifi cate programs’ requirements, college services and specialized student support services. At the conclusion of the course, the student is able to produce a Student Educational Plan. Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture .25-1 hour. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 187 or ESL 123. Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.
ST DV 101 FRESHMAN SEMINAR 1.0 Unit
Student Development 101 is dedicated to ensuring students’ college success and motivating their journey toward lifelong learning. The seminar will enable students to develop their own plan for personal, academic, and career success through self-evaluation, application of specific c techniques, and classroom activities. These activities will help students acquire effective study strategies, increase critical and creative thinking skills, establish short-term and long-term goals, and learn to manage time more effi ciently. Students will learn about the many campus resources available to them. This is a course about making choices, especially those about setting and meeting personal, academic and career goals. Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Transfer Credit: CSU
ST DV 103 COLLEGE ORIENTATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 1.0 Unit
Student Development 103 is an introduction to customs unique to the American culture, prevalent American attitudes, United States immigration regulations affecting international students, and general principles for living and studying in the United States of America. Additionally, the course covers college academic regulations, requirements for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, college services, and specialized student support services. At the conclusion of the course, the student is able to produce a Student Educational Plan. Note: ST DV 103 is designed specifi cally for newly-enrolled international (F-1 visa) students. Placement is based upon TOEFL results and/or previous college experience. This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1-3 hours. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 105 COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 1.0 Unit
Student Development 105 assists students with disabilities realize their greatest potential for success in college and in life by discovering self-motivation, mastering effective self management strategies, developing mutually supportive relationships, and by changing self defeating patterns and limiting Note: The course is specially designed for students who meet Title V eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services. This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1 hour. Recommended preparation: ENGL 189 or ESL 133. Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.
ST DV 120 TRANSFER ORIENTATION 1.0 Unit
Student Development 120 is an orientation course for students who plan to transfer to one of California’s 90 four-year colleges or universities. Topics include: the value of pursuing higher education, admissions, and academic requirements, university comparison, fi nancial aid options, special programs, priority fi ling periods, and developing an autobiographical essay. Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 125 CAREER PLANNING 1.0 Unit
Student Development 125 is a course that helps students choose a career goal by assessing and analyzing personal values, aptitudes, skills, interests, and traits and relating them to career areas. Decision-making strategies are taught and a tentative career plan is developed. Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.
ST DV 128 VOCATIONAL PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 1.0 to 2.0 Units
Student Development 128 is a course designed to assist students with disabilities learn about themselves, design a vocational plan, and apply decision-making skills to the world of work. Students will explore career goals by assessing and analyzing personal values, aptitudes, skills, and interests, and relate them to a career and to their specifi c disabilities. Note: Allows only 1 unit of credit for students who have completed ST DV 126. This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1-2 hours. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 129 TEXT-TO-SPEECH SOFTWARE USE FOR READING AND WRITING ASSISTANCE
Student Development 129 provides instruction in effective use of text-to-speech software. Students with disabilities will learn how to use this program as an assistive device for improving skills in reading, study skills, vocabulary development, prewriting, and editing for correct spelling and word usage. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 130 USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT READING SKILL DEVELOPMENT 1.0 Unit
Student Development 130 provides instruction in effective use of technology to support reading skill development. Students will complete group projects designed to improve reading and study skills through the use of such technology as text-to-speech software, web-based research, PowerPoint and pictorial presentation programs. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 141 IMPROVING COLLEGE PERFORMANCE AND STUDY SKILLS 1.0 Unit
Student Development 141 is an introduction to study skills methods, academic support services, and student’s academic assessment. This class is designed to improve such skills, as note taking, test taking, and time management. Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.
ST DV 143 STUDY SKILLS LAB 0.5 to 2.0 Units
Student Development 143 is a laboratory course designed to meet the individualized needs of students with disabilities. Specialized tutoring is offered to assist students in developing compensatory strategies necessary for success in mainstream classes and daily living. Note: This course is offered only as Pass/No Pass. Laboratory 1.5-6 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.
ST DV 145 ACHIEVING ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS 3.0 Units
Student Development 145 is a survey course designed to increase academic motivation and career success throughout the life span. The primary goal of this course is to examine how an individual’s psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors impact academic achievement and personal life choices. Topics include learning theory; achievement motivation; identity development; critical thinking strategies; study and time management techniques; career exploration, decision making, and vocational planning. Lecture 3 hours.
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 191 or ESL 141. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
ST DV 146 EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES 1.0 Unit
Student Development 146 is a lecture course designed to familiarize students with disabilities with memory techniques, test preparation strategies, time management, and note taking skills. This course helps students develop critical thinking skills as well as compensatory strategies. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.
ST DV 150 TUTOR TRAINING .5 Units
Student Development 150 is an introduction to tutoring skills for students wishing to act as peer tutors at the college. The course emphasizes the linking of course content and critical thinking skills with the ability and skills necessary to assist students in their learning process. Note: This course is designed for students who wish to work as peer tutors at GCC. Lecture .5 hour. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 171 STUDENT LEADERSHIP 1.0 Unit
Student Development 171 presents the fundamentals of student leadership. Students study leadership theory, parliamentary law, committee techniques, democratic organization, principles and functions of student government, and group leadership problems. Note: Open to all students interested in developing leadership skills. Offi cers of all student organizations are urged to enroll. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: None.