Richland College - Course Descriptions for Human Development

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Course Descriptions for Human Development

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HDEV 0092 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Student Success
Course Description: This course is an overview of the process of learning, memory, perception, language and critical thinking applied to the college learning community. Special emphasis is placed upon the practical applications of these psychological principles for students. This course specifically provides an opportunity for the student to learn, practice and adopt strategies to support his/her success in college. Topics may include: identifying individual learning styles, self-monitoring, goal-setting, problem solving, critical thinking, stress management, time management, motivation, procrastination, test anxiety, memory, creativity, note-taking, reading college materials, identifying college resources on campus and on the internet, communicating effectively, the importance of supportive relationships and forming study groups, career and academic planning, and the value of diversity. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, techniques, and strategies for each of these topics. This course supports students enrolling in other appropriate remediation (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201015212

HDEV 0100 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Educational Alternatives
Course Description: The learning environment is introduced. Career, personal study skills, educational planning, and skills for living are all included. Emphasis is on exploring career and educational alternatives and learning a systematic approach to decision-making. A wide range of learning alternatives is covered, and opportunity is provided to participate in personal skills seminars. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201015212

HDEV 0110 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, ECC

Assessment Of Prior Learning
Prerequisite: Limited to students in Technical Occupational Programs.
Course Description: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor is required. This course is designed to assist students in documenting prior learning for the purpose of applying for college credit. Students develop a portfolio which includes a statement of educational/career goals, related non-collegiate experiences which have contributed to college-level learning, and documentation of such experiences. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)

Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

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