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Revision Date: 21-Dec-23
 

Spring 2024 | INT-1050-VU02 - Dimensions of Self & Society


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Winooski
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 11:45A - 02:30P
Semester Dates: 01-22-2024 to 04-29-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-24-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Cathy Sandvil
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ashraf Alamatouri

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
CCV 1st Semester Seminar
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

In this interdisciplinary first-semester seminar, students make the transition to college-level academic culture. This seminar is designed to help students develop the learning skills and habits of success that will support them throughout their college experience and as they consider career pathways. Reading, writing, and discussion are central to developing an understanding of academic and societal responsibility. Students critically examine the relationship between societal values, individual beliefs, ways of knowing, and cultural worldviews.


Essential Objectives

1. Interpret, analyze, and evaluate a text and its sources.
2. Demonstrate foundational information literacy, research skills, and academic honesty necessary for academic writing.
3. Demonstrate effective written communication skills, including active engagement in asynchronous online discussion.
4. Apply effective strategies for building new knowledge and skills through reflection on learning preferences, challenges, and goals.
5. Identify possible career goals and educational pathways.
6. Examine social issues through the lens of the individual and society.
7. Examine personal assumptions and biases, and ethical impacts of decision making and participation in society.
8. Consider issues from multiple perspectives and discuss, debate, and defend ideas with clarity and reason as part of a respectful learning community.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

INT-1050-VU02 Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Methods

This class will be a combination of brief lectures, group discussions of readings, and a required research paper which will be presented to the class. Students will write response papers on selected readings. This class is very student oriented and student led. Topics will be identified by the instructor, current events and student interest.


Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following:

Action

Percentage of grade

Self Evaluation

5

Attendance (1 point for each class)

15

Reflective Responses

20

Research Paper

25

Online Participation

20

Presentation of Research

15


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

1st class

Introduction to Class

Cover course description / syllabus

Re-write Course objectives

CCV Portal login

Tutor.com

How to write a Response paper

During the class students will write and turn in a reflective response to the reading

Dimensions Reader textbook:

· I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman (you will write this reflective response paper in class)

    
 

2

2nd Class

Present Ya Ya boxes

Discuss Being a College Student

(Successful Student handout)

Why participate in class?

Rubrics

Brainstorm on Research Topics

Library Orientation

Perception – Gorilla video

Before class:

Prepare and bring in your Ya Ya Box to share with the class!!

After class:

Please write a paper about the day you were born. Weather? Economy? Family? Where did your name come from? What was happening in the news?

Write a paper about your perception of being a college student. Identify your strengths as a college student and identify your weaknesses as a college student. What specific areas might you need help with?

    
 

3

3rd Class

Be Proactive! Own your responses.

Escalator video

Library

Before class:

Dimensions Reader textbook:

· Read “Thank You For Your Service”

· “Let America be America Again”

After class and due by next week:

Reflective response writings on “Thank you for Your Service” and also “Let America Be America Again.” – 2 papers

Write a reflective response with examples of reactive language and how to change that to proactive language. Please share at a minimum 2 examples.

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4

Topics will include setting goals and identifying success

    
 

5

Topic this week will be around different generational attitudes and beliefs.

    
 

6

Time management!

    
 

7

Motivation

    
 

8

Leadership

    
 

9

Allegory of the Cave and Change

    
 

10

Conflict Management

    
 

11

Diversity

    
 

12

ONLINE week to complete Career Services Modules.

    
 

13

Jobs / Interviews / Resumes

    
 

14

Students will complete their presentations.

    
 

15

Wrap Up and Wind Down. Research papers must be turned in. Students will complete self evaluation.

    
 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Missing & Late Work Policy

LATE WORK – Occasionally, life interferes with getting an assignment done on time. For only the reflective response writings, you are allowed two class weeks when late work will still be accepted and graded. If you continue to turn in late work for more than two weeks, the late work will receive a zero grade. If there are extenuating circumstances that affect your ability to be on time with your papers, please speak with the instructor.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.