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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
STU100A College Study Skills: How to Study Credit Hours: 0.25
Concepts and application of successful study skills. Includes study techniques, memory and concentration, and available college resources.
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Information: STU 100A, 100B, 100C, and 100D together constitute STU 100.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU100B College Study Skills: Time Management Credit Hours: 0.25
Concepts and application of successful time management strategies. Includes factors affecting individual use of time, goal setting, and personal time management techniques.
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Information: STU 100A, 100B, 100C, and 100D together constitute STU 100.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU100C College Study Skills: Note Taking Tips Credit Hours: 0.25
Concepts and application of successful note taking techniques. Includes factors affecting the note taking process, such as attentive listening, organization of lecture/text material, and note taking systems.
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Information: STU 100A, 100B, 100C, and 100D together constitute STU 100.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU100D Testing Tips Credit Hours: 0.25
Strategies for a successful testing experience. Includes causes for test taking anxiety, techniques to relieve test anxiety, and test taking strategies.
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Information: STU 100A, 100B, 100C and 100D together constitute STU 100.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU100 College Study Skills Credit Hours: 1.00
Skills and techniques required for being an efficient student. Includes study techniques, memory and concentration, college resources, goal setting, time management, attentive listening, organization of lecture/text material, note taking systems, test taking strategies, and test anxiety.
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Information: STU 100A, 100B, 100C, and 100D together constitute STU 100.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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STU102 Personal Finance in College Decision Making Credit Hours: 1.00
Basic elements of personal and family finances. Includes managing personal finances, funding resources and financial obligations, strategies for success, setting a career direction and taking control of the future, and transition from college into the mainstream.
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Offered: Fall.
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STU105 Math Success Skills Credit Hours: 1.00
Math study and test-taking skills and overcoming math anxiety. Includes effective math study skills, reading a math text, problem solving, current research on math anxiety, and overcoming math anxiety.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU107 University Transfer Preparation Credit Hours: 1.00
Preparation of a plan for a successful transition to a university. Includes clarification of degree/major based on career and academic interests, introduction and awareness of transfer resources, financial resources and college payment plans, development of a personal education plan for transfer, and general transition planning.
Prerequisite(s): REA 081.
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Recommendation: Concurrently enrolled or completion of REA 091 and WRT 100, and take this course before completing 30 college credits. Take this course prior to STU 210 - University Transfer.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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STU109A Making Career Choices: Interests and Values Credit Hours: 1.00
Interests and values to make career choices. Includes values clarification, skill identification, interest and personality assessments, career research strategies.
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Information: STU 109A and 109B together constitute STU 109.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU109B Career Choices: Goal Developme Credit Hours: 1.00
Making Career Choices: Goal Development Provides resources for goal development. Includes an education and career plan, self-assessment inventory, adult career development, action steps for career goal achievement, and career decision making.
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Information: STU 109A and 109B together constitute STU 109.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU109 Making Career Choices Credit Hours: 2.00
Development of skills and knowledge necessary to make a career selection. Includes career exploration and self-assessments, choosing an occupational area or specific career, and researching chosen career. Also includes identification of program of study and degree, job seeking
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ls, and goal setting.
Information: STU 109A and 109B together constitute STU 109.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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STU112 Strategies for Taking Control of Your Future Credit Hours: 0.25
Development of an educational plan based on career expectations. Includes strategies for success, setting a career direction, and taking control of the future.
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Information: Students cannot receive credit for both STU102 and STU112.
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STU121 Adult College Re-entry Skills Credit Hours: 3.00
Designed for adult re-entry to assist in making a smooth transition into college. Includes: career exploration and employability skills; college success skills; college and community resources; and personal, academic and financial goals. Also includes confidence building, gender awareness, and communication in the workplace.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU130 Stress Management for Wellness Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and techniques for stress management and wellness in daily life. Includes the environmental, physical, and psychological factors and impact of stress on daily life, identification of wellness concepts in the areas of nutrition, physical fitness, addictions, codependency, stress management, emotions, life values, stress management for college issues, mindfulness, and a healthy lifestyle.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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STU135 Stress Management Credit Hours: 1.00
Principles and techniques for managing stress and living a healthier life style. Includes factors that impact stress in daily life and the positive influence of wellness practices, such as observing healthy nutrition habits, maintaining physical fitness, and managing stressful situations.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU150 Becoming a Master Student Credit Hours: 3.00
Enhance academic and personal skills to maximize learning and success at the college level. Includes critical thinking skills, learning styles, college and/or career goals, study skills and personal styles. Also includes examination of human diversity, values, perspectives, as they relate to student's success.
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Recommendation: Completion of REA 091 and WRT 100 before enrolling in this course or concurrent enrollment.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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STU200 Becoming a Critical Thinker Credit Hours: 3.00
Development and application of critical thinking strategies. Includes fundamentals of critical thinking and application of thinking skills to everyday issues. Also includes bias, perception, and belief; critical questioning; reporting, inferring and judging; argumentation; language and thought; creativity and critical thinking; and critical thinking about the media.
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Recommendation: Completion of REA 091 before enrolling in this course or concurrent enrollment.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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STU210 Transfer Strategies Credit Hours: 2.00
Transitioning to a college or university. Includes planning for a successful transfer experience; community college and university resources; and transition procedures, policies, and activities.
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Recommendation: Consult with a counselor or advisor prior to enrolling in this course. Completion of STU107, 109, or 109A is strongly recommended.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU230 Dynamics of Leadership Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the theoretical and applied foundations of leadership. The theoretical component includes the historical and contemporary theories and models of leadership, effective followership, multiculturalism, and ethics. The applied component includes the importance and use of vision and mission, inclusive leadership practices, responding to change, developing a personal philosophy of leadership, and creating a personal profile of strengths and assets. Communication and facilitation skills will be practiced with the completion of a leadership project.
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Information: Same as MGT 230.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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STU240A Exp Ldrshp through Community Engagement: Personal Engagement Credit Hours: 1.00
Leadership experience through supervised service learning and community involvement. Includes personal leadership attributes, personal vision, and leadership awareness. Also includes community activities, evaluation, and portfolio development.
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Recommendation: Successful completion of REA 091 and STU 230, or other meaningful leadership experiences.
Information: Consent of the instructor or advisor is required before registering for this course.
Information: This course fulfills some of the requirements for the Pima Leadership Institute. See the course instructor for additional information.
Information: STU 240A, 240B, and 240C together constitute STU 240.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU240B Exp Ldrshp through Community Engagement: Social Change Credit Hours: 1.00
Leadership experience through supervised service learning and community involvement. Includes relational and service models of leadership, community leadership models, community dynamics, and community activities. Also includes participation in a community and/or college service learning project.
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Recommendation: Successful completion of REA 091 and STU 230, or other meaningful leadership experiences.
Information: Consent of the instructor or advisor is required before registering for this course.
Information: This course fulfills some of the requirements for the Pima Leadership Institute. See the course instructor for additional information.
Information: STU 240A, 240B, and 240C together constitute STU 240.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU240C Exp Ldrshp through Community Engagement: Global Ldrshp Credit Hours: 1.00
Leadership experience through supervised service learning and community involvement. Includes personal leadership attributes, leadership awareness, community dynamics, community activities, and evaluation. Also includes participation in a community and/or college service learning project.
Prerequisite(s):
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Recommendation: Successful completion of REA 091 and STU 230, or other meaningful leadership experiences.
Information: Consent of the instructor or advisor is required before registering for this course.
Information: This course fulfills some of the requirements for the Pima Leadership Institute. See the course instructor for additional information.
Information: STU 240A, 240B, and 240C together constitute STU 240.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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STU240 Exploring Leadership through Community Engagement Credit Hours: 3.00
Leadership experience through supervised community involvement. Includes leadership theories and models, leadership attributes, strategic leadership, group leadership and inclusion, and professional leadership skills. Also includes personal goal setting, application of leadership concepts through experiential learning, self-management, personal evaluation, and critical thinking. Participation in a community and/or college experiential learning project is a critical part of this course.
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Recommendation: Successful completion of REA 091 and STU 230 or other meaningful leadership experience.
Information: Consent of the instructor or an advisor is required before registering for this course. STU 240A, 240B, and 240C together constitute STU 240.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule. Recommendation: Successful completion of REA 091 and STU 230 or other meaningful leadership experience. Information: Consent of the instructor or an advisor is required before registering for this course. STU 240A, 240B, and 240C together constitute STU 240. Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
STU250 Transitional Resiliency Credit Hours: 3.00
A study of the current research on resiliency, learning, and leadership in an integrative manner that fosters individual leadership. Includes exploration of the physical, psychological, and social systems of resiliency, psychological principles applied to learning and instructional design, and analysis of readings addressing practical and theoretical leadership principles. A model of a whole task approach to blend objectives and learning concepts in various contexts will be utilized.
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Information:This course is designed for students who are veterans of the military.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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