2020-2021 Catalog

HMDV - HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

HMDV 1005 1st YEAR SUCCESS

Western Wyoming Community College recognizes that students face unique challenges as they begin their college education. Learning to balance a variety of factors is 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.

C or better grade required to fill General Education requirement

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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 strategies. Students will participate in the course using Western's online course management system. All class assignments, activities, tests, and discussions, whether individual or within a group, will be conducted in an asynchronous online environment. Students will navigate the learning management system, self-assess their specific learning style, develop online communication skills, understand technology's role in online learning, and create a lasting framework for continued online learning success in any academic discipline.

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HMDV 1060 ACADEMIC LISTENING AND SPEAKING

This is an English as a Second Language course for non-native speakers. This course covers the fundamentals of listening and speaking skills and the application of these skills in both academic and non-academic settings. While this course is designed to aid students who are learning English conversation, students will learn skills that readily transfer to writing, reading, and communication in all college course specific subjects, and in workplace and everyday settings. This course is required for students testing at levels 4 through 8 on the Oral BEST Plus test. 

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Prerequisites

An SPL (Student Performance Level) score of 4 or higher on the ORAL BEST Plus test.

HMDV 1062 ESL WRITING AND GRAMMAR

This is an English as a Second Language course for non-native speakers. This course emphasizes writing better sentences and paragraphs through focus on and practice with the elements of a good paragraph. The process of putting paragraphs into an essay will be introduced. Each unit covered consists of: example paragraphs, grammar for writing, activities, building better vocabulary, tips for writers, building better sentences, original writing, peer editing, and timed writing. The grammar text focuses on key grammatical and lexical elements learners need to become more successful academic writers with emphasis on the most common errors found in student writing and with a variety of editing activities designed to improve student writing and accuracy. 

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Prerequisites

An SPL (Student Performance Level) score of 4 or higher on the Oral BEST Plus test, or McCann Writing score 0-36, or ACT English 0-15, or TOEFL Oral Score 0-97.

HMDV 1064 READING AND VOCABULARY SKILLS

This is an English as a Second Language course for non-native speakers. This course covers the fundamentals of reading and vocabulary skills and the application of these skills to assist non-native and international students in becoming more efficient readers in the academic setting. 

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Prerequisites

McCann Reading score 0-63, or Oral BEST Plus 4+, or TOEFL Oral score 0-97.

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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Prerequisites

HMDV 1504 (C or better), or appropriate McCann or ACT Reading score

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 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 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. May be taken up to 3 times for credit (3 credits max)

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission. Contact the Peer Tutor Center