GEN-1000 Introduction to College

1 Credit

Orients students to the College's programs, services, and policies. Topics may include student resources, college and student expectations, academic support services, financial aid, degree programs, and student rights and responsibilities.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None

GEN-1010 Personal Development

2 Credits

Experience-based course designed to explore individual resources, values, goals, time-management and decision making. Focus placed on structured activities which build self-esteem, motivation, self-confidence, empathy and communication skills in a group setting.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

GEN-1022 Strategies for Success

3 Credits

Information and methods helpful for student success. Planning, time management, communication skills, relationships, memory, reading comprehension and retention, note taking and test taking techniques. Stress management and techniques for overcoming test anxiety will be practiced. Diversity, college resources, and learning styles will be explored.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I, or appropriate score on English Placement Test; or departmental approval.

GEN-1032 Information Literacy and Library Research

2 Credits

Hands-on experience using the Internet, print and electronic library resources to locate information for course related and personal needs. Emphasis is on the use of search strategies, various research tools, and the application of critical thinking to library research.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

GEN-1040 Career Exploration

2 Credits

Exploration of personality, interests, skills, and values through a series of self-assessment inventories based on career theory. Emphasis on the nature and meaning of work in relation to life and career satisfaction. Occupational resources analyzed and discussed.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

GEN-1060 Creative Parenting Skills for Students

2 Credits

Course applies a developmental framework in examining theoretical approaches to the process of parenting. Explores expectations, influences and strategies of parenting with focus on attitudes and behaviors. Topics include facilitating the parent-child relationship from birth through adolescence, parenting techniques, adaptions of the traditional family structure, contemporary discipline techniques, and community resources. These topics will be addressed within the context of cultural diversity.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

GEN-1070 First Year Success Seminar

1 Credit

Introduction to Cuyahoga Community College community, resources, and skills necessary for student success. Topics include personal responsibility, motivation, student support services, career and academic planning, time management, study skills, and financial literacy.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

GEN-1809 Special Topics: Life Management Study Skills

2 Credits

Information and methods helpful for development of intensive study skills for student success, reading comprehension, and retention, note taking, and test taking techniques. Stress management and coping skills techniques for life management and overcoming test anxiety will be practiced. Attention will also be given to empowering student to achieve student self-efficacy.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

GEN-1820 Independent Study/Research in General Studies

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.