Student Development (SDV)

SDV-052  Supported Education  (1-3)  

Provides academic support, accommodations and strategies needed to successfully complete the Kirkwood course of study. Develops an individualized education plan and accommodation plans designed to develop effective study skills and self-advocacy skills. Monitors students' progress in Kirkwood courses. Format is primarily individualized instruction. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 2.0 lab

SDV-057  Teacher Proficiency Test Preparation  (1)  

Provide individualized instruction to prepare student to pass the Teacher Preparation Proficiency test. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 2.0 lab

SDV-077  Supported Education - VITAL  (3)  

Provides academic support, accommodations and strategies VITAL students need to successfully complete the Kirkwood course of study. Develops an individualized education plan and accommodations plan designed to develop effective study skills and self-advocacy skills. Monitors students' progress in Kirkwood courses. Format is primarily individualized instruction. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D; Comments: Concurrent enrollment in VITAL.

Hours per week: 6.0 lab

SDV-080  Supported Education: Transition  (1)  

Provides instruction and hands-on skill development to students enrolled in a High School Transition Program. Consists of academic classroom instruction, life skills, accommodations and strategies for success in the Transition Program, including campus and community experiences. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

SDV-093  College Survival Skills  (1)  

Transitions TRIO Student Support Service eligible students into the post-secondary environment. Covers available support services and campus resources, appropriate social and study skills, and how to adapt to and navigate college. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: D

Hours per week: 2.0 lab

SDV-101  How To Be Successful In College  (3)  

Provides classroom and group instruction on skills needed to be a successful college student. The course includes academic skill building and covers topics such as student responsibility, how to read a syllabus, policies and procedures of the college, and effective goal setting to achieve student success. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

SDV-105  How College Works  (3)  

Explores individual strengths, strategies for solidifying personal responsibility, college readiness/academic success strategies, career readiness/vocational goals for students as they identify a college program or major. Emphasizes differences between high school and college expectations. Identifies appropriate career areas. Offers aids in taking and using placement tests for college admission and personal financial management. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

SDV-109  College 101  (3)  

Directs students' attention to the college academic culture and connects them to resources that will aid in their success. Focuses on developing academic success skills. Includes study and classroom performance strategies, personal development, academic and career planning, and participation in the college culture. This course is designed for incoming freshmen. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

SDV-119  Information Literacy  (1)  

Introduces students to the library research process. Students will learn to systematically and efficiently locate, evaluate and use information through hands-on practice. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

SDV-170  Career Decision Making  (3)  

Provides an understanding of the career development process, and assists students in making satisfactory career choices. Includes self-assessment, career information research, decision making and job search strategies. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

SDV-175  Tools for Life Seminar  (3)  

Furthers the understanding of the interrelationships among individuals, the college, the family, work and society. Develops leadership, study habits, communication skills and decision-making abilities, especially in education and career areas. Students consider learning as a process. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

SDV-178  Stress Management  (1)  

Studies causes and symptoms of stress (positive and negative), stress management, stress reduction, self-talk and self-esteem. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 0.5 lecture, 1.0 lab

SDV-190  Mental Health First Aid  (1)  

Prepares students to assist people who may be developing mental health problems or experiencing mental health crises. Builds mental health literacy by encouraging the identification, understanding and response to signs of mental illness. Creates greater confidence in managing crisis situations, providing help to others, advising people to seek professional help, improving concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreasing stigmatizing attitudes. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

SDV-207  Liberal Arts Passport  (1)  

Introduces a diverse assortment of opportunities within the Liberal Arts field. Offers a learning experience that develops a community on campus, explores potential interests, and engages with multiple forms of scholarship in a given field. Integrates a reflective writing process in the form of short responses to chosen events. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

SDV-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Broadens students' knowledge of personal skills, talents, interests and strengths. Focuses on researching career information and individually exploring a variety of career options, with assistance from the instructor. Students develop action plans for the future. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture