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Academic Advancement (AAD) Course Offerings
AAD 102 College Learning Strategies
College Learning Strategies is a 16-week, two-credit course. The class meets twice a week for 50 minutes. Academic content is an integral component in these classes. Topics covered are: learning styles, critical thinking, life management, test taking, note taking, memorization techniques, and reading for increased comprehension. The second component is growth and development in appropriate behaviors for students in higher education. This area includes regular and punctual class attendance, life management assessment via use of time management logs, and integration of overall study skills. Combining these activities to the content requirements, this class is notably a process course coupled with the presentation of study techniques for individual experimentation and acquisition.
AAD 103 College Reading Strategies
College Reading Strategies is a 16-week, three credit course. Enrollment follows similar criteria as EHS102 as to policies and procedures regarding class attendance, life management skills, etc. This course is purposely designed for students who only read what they like and have internal resistance when reading that in which they have no interest thus dramatically effecting comprehension. Content include: skills in critical thinking and critical reading, reading for meaning, learning styles, writing as an indication of comprehension and ability to communicate thought, increased vocabulary, reading or main ideas, mapping, webbing and experimentation with ways to increase reading rate, and, most importantly, helping students decrease resistance and develop internal motivation to actually read and therefore better comprehend material for which they have no interest.
AAD 104 College Strategies for Non-Traditional Students
College Strategies for Non-Traditional Students is a 16-week, two credit course. This class meets once a week for 100 minutes. It is occasionally taught in the evenings to meet the needs of a diverse population. Academic content is an integral component in the course. Topics covered are: learning styles, critical thinking, life management, test taking, note taking, memorization techniques, and reading for increased comprehension. Course content also includes information on adult development and adjustment to higher education. Students do extracurricular reading in an area of personal concern.
CED101 Career and Self Exploration - Emphasis is on developing self-awareness, career awareness, and academic awareness leading to a comprehensive career plan. Primarily for freshmen.