PCC/ CCOG / CG

Course Content and Outcome Guide for CG 101

Course Number:
CG 101
Course Title:
Col.Surv & Success: Pers. Resp
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides information and techniques for personal responsibility as a means for creating college success. Introduces developing skills for navigating a culturally diverse learning environment and utilizing college resources and services. First course in a series (CG 101-103). Completion of CG 101-102-103 is equivalent to CG 100. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Use the concepts of accepting personal responsibility and interdependent behaviors to achieve academic and personal goals.
  2. Communicate and participate responsibly in order to navigate college systems.
  3. Use college resources and policies to determine and implement academic decisions.
  4. Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences to participate fully in college and community.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Physically visit or search online to find out where college resources are located on campus and learn what they have to offer students.
  2. Identify expectations in college environment as they relate to syllabus, attendance, assignments, communication with college personnel and peers.
  3. Introduce the concept and language of accepting personal responsibility (locus of control).
  4. Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences through case studies, simulations, video & discussion, and guest speakers.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Assess students€™ ability to access resources and use them effectively (via a worksheet, quiz, presentation, etc.).
  2. Assess students€™ writings, interactions, and/ or oral presentations for use of the language of responsibility
  3. Assess students€™ understanding of how one€™s identity impacts others through use of journals, activities, and discussion.
  4. Assess students€™ ability to reflect on issues of diversity and cultural differences through use of journals, activities, and discussion.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • College calendar
  • College catalog
  • College course planning guide
  • Classroom behavior and etiquette Importance of course syllabus
  • Student rights and responsibilities
  • College grading
  • Important dates and deadlines
  • Paying for college
  • Distance learning, i.e. Web CT
  • Online services, i.e. MyPCC, Grad Plan, Panther Tracks
  • College/campus resources: multicultural center, women€™s resource center, TRIO, computer labs, math lab, College Success Center, writing lab
  • Student services: financial aid, advising, counseling, career resource center, job placement, cooperative education
  • College policies
  • Coping with transition