2016-2017 Catalog

HMDV - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

HMDV 0550 U.S. CULTURE/COMMUNICATION

This course serves as a bridge for students from the open-ended English Language classes, or international students just entereing the US, to become acquainted with American college classes. International students will have the opportunity to learn from non-native English students that live here and discuss the challenges and rewards of living and learning in the US. Students will be required to speak only in English, and to continue to develop the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening that will aid in student success in academic college classes.

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HMDV 1005 1st YEAR SUCCESS:

Western Wyoming Community College recognizes that students face unique challenges as they enter their college education.  Learning to balance college, home life, sports, culture and a variety of other factors are critical to the student’s success.  This course is designed to teach incoming students how to develop priorities, build organizational and study skills, enhance communication, take responsibility for their learning, understand resources available to them, and learn to positively balance their commitments. Woven throughout the course are discussions and exercises related to reading, note taking, test taking and other success strategies.
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HMDV 1025 INTRO TO ONLINE LEARNING

This course will provide beginning instruction and hands-on practical experiences to accomplish an introductory review of online learning and the terminology involved. Students will practice using Internet browsers, e-mail, and file management; downloading programs and using all tools within the WWCC course Management System. Students will complete and submit assignments and tests online. Students will participate in a group discussion, know where to go for help, understand how to use blackboard and how to succeed online.

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HMDV 1100 SPEED READING

Students learn to increase their pace of reading without sacrificing understanding. This course is designed for those students who already have good comprehension and vocabulary skills.

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HMDV 1101 CRITICAL READING/CRITICAL THINKING

This course introduces students to the demands and conventions of academic reading, inquiry and analysis in tandem with critical and creative thinking. Critical reading focuses on analyzing texts, synthesizing materials, recognizing valid inferences, composing accurate summaries, and discerning main ideas. In addition, critical thinking focuses on evaluating hypotheses, determining relevance of information, determining whether evidence supports the main point, evaluating data for consistency, and recognizing flaws and inconsistencies in an argument. Conclusions drawn from information will be evaluated on credibility, accuracy, and reliability. Thus, Critical Reading/Critical Thinking's purpose is to create more skillful, better-prepared thinkers for college and for the workplace.

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HMDV 1110 COLLEGE VOCABULARY

This course is recommended for students who have good reading skills and want to expand their knowledge of words.

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HMDV 1270 STRESS MANAGEMENT & REDUCTION

The one credit class is designed to help students identify what stress is and how it impacts them emotionally and physically. Students will learn and utilize various relaxation skills as a means of effectively managing and/or reducing the negative impact of stress.

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HMDV 1280 EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONALITY

This course offers students the ability to understand and explore personality differences by combining several methods of learning in a relaxed environment. Students will develop an understanding of their own personality and learn how to identify possible areas for personality growth within their life.

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HMDV 1502 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

This course emphasizes writing practice. One part of this course focuses on writing improvement through daily assignments, the development of the paragraph and essay, and the study of grammar. Students will also develop writing skills through listening to, sharing, and commenting on fellow students146 paragraphs and essay(s) by the peer exchange or workshop method. The structure of the formal essay will be introduced. However, discussion, role play, viewing or reading media sources, field trip (for a descriptive paragraph), pronunciation, and other activities will also be used in order to use the full range of English skills.

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HMDV 1503 NON-NATIVE CONVERSATION

This course is designed to provide non-native students with the opportunity to practice speaking and listening skills, and to develop fluency in English. Students who need to improve basic communication and practice speaking the English language will benefit from this course. Every activity in this course emphasizes listening and speaking English. Students are also prepared for the expectations of college courses.

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HMDV 1515 CAREER DEVELOPMENT

This course is designed to help students navigate the career decision making process. Through the use of assessments, self-evaluation and discussions, students will explore their career interests and chart a career path for the future.

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HMDV 2411 ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

This course indicates with a Satisfactory grade that the student has completed the WWCC Assessment Requirement. The assessment is completed as a part of an Academic Portfolio/Capstone course.

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HMDV 2475 INTERNSHIP: TUTOR TRAINING

This course introduces students to the issues, methodology and practice of tutoring adult learners. This course is required for employment as a tutor and is recommended for students in Education or Special Education.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission. Contact the Peer Tutor Center