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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions SGVT

SGVT 300 Introduction to Student Government

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides a study of the legal, educational and philosophical basis of student government. The course may include travel to other campuses, local, regional and state conferences and provide the opportunity to participate on faculty and administrative committees. Topics are designed to teach leadership skills and to give practical experience in the social and civic responsibilities of student government.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE GROUP DYNAMICS AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (SLO-1).

SGVT 315 Dynamics of Leadership

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental elements of leadership as it pertains to student governmental processes, team and community building. Students will examine contemporary leadership models as well as their own values and beliefs to develop a personal philosophy of leadership. Through activities and projects facilitated by student government, students will learn how to apply theory and experience leadership in the college and community settings. Students interested in broadening their understanding of diverse topics related to self-knowledge, group dynamics and leadership are encouraged to enroll.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEFINE AND DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF LEADERSHIP (SLO 1)

SGVT 495 Independent Studies in Student Government

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).