153 Course Descriptions SDV169-A Credit for Life Experience Portfolio Development 1 Students in this course will be introduced to appropriate techniques for information retrieval and evaluation. Students completing this course will have the skills needed to locate, organize, and evaluate information, to think critically about research strategies, and to apply these concepts to undergraduate class work using library resources and the Internet. SDV250-A Service Learning 1 This course offers an opportunity to explore professional and technical aspects within an organization and to reflect on the experience. Service learning hours are scheduled on an arranged basis. The total requirements are 68 hours of service learning experience. SDV288-A Leadership Development Studies 3 This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and group dynamics and to assist them in developing and improving their leadership skills. Students will develop a personal philosophy of leadership. The Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies, the foundation of this course, is unique in its integration of the humanities into the leadership development curriculum. Students will study such topics as articulating a vision, applying ethics to leadership, and managing conflict by studying great leaders who have been portrayed in the humanities by writers, historians, and film-makers as well as by studying the works of these great leaders themselves and participating in experimental learning experiences. SDV810-C Experiential Learning 10 This course allows credit to be granted to a student for experiential learning gained through work experience or personal study which can be validated through an assessment procedure developed by the College. _S_U__S_T__A__IN__A__B__L_E__ _E_N__E__R__G__Y_ _R__E_S__O__U__R__C__E_S__________ SER106-E Integration of Alternative Sources of Energy 2 Integration of Alternative Sources of Energy is designed to introduce students to energy sources, applications and alternatives that deal with the many aspects of our energy systems. The course will intro-duce students to how we extract, process, convert, and use energy to power our technology. Alternative energy deals heavily with the different sources of alternative energy, where they come from and how we can use them to conserve and eventually replace dwindling fossil fuels. The course has been organized into nine assessment areas that will develop students' knowledge, skills and disposition necessary to complete the course. _S_O__C__I_O__L__O__G__Y_______________________________________ SOC110-A Introduction to Sociology 3 This course introduces you to the field of sociology which is the study of the relationship between the individual and society. Topics covered include culture, social organization, groups, deviance, race, and ethnicity and methods of affecting social change. Language and methods are discussed. SOC115-A Social Problems 3 This course provides insight on current social problems from a sociological perspective. Topics covered include sexism, racism, urban crisis, violence and crime, and the environment. Potential causes and solutions together with methods of analysis will be examined. Recommended Prerequisite: SOC110-A SOC120-A Marriage and Family 3 This course examines the family structure in current society. The course of study includes a look at structure, problems, and challenges including premarital interaction, mate selection, marital sexual adjustment, communications, and social and economic roles. SOC125-A Understanding Parenting 3 This course examines the parenting process with particular emphasis upon the development of children from birth through adolescence. Concepts covered will include the roots of personality, influencing children’s behavior, competence and achievement, parenting adolescents, and special children. SOC160-A Introduction to Social Work 3 This introductory course in social welfare systems and social work practice surveys the historical development of the social work profession in conjunction with the development of social welfare services in the United States; social welfare system responses to a variety of current social problems; generalist social work as a distinct profession; and specific settings and methods of social work practice. SOC186-A Contemporary Global Issues 3 A survey course to identify and analyze the variety and extent of global economic, political, social and cultural problems and issues. SOC189-A Global Perspectives 3 This course is the study of the global systems that interact across cultures, their struggle for economic parity and justice, and the process of moving from one culture to another. This course will include a study of the clash of values between cultures, the effects of population demographics, the use/ misuse of natural resources, development in industrialized and not-industrialized nations, conflict and terrorism, cooperation among nations, and environmental issues, shaping the world of the future.
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