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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

HMDV-100 Introduction to Human Relations
3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to promote personal growth and to improve relationships with others. Skills in active listening and group processes will be developed. Students will identify values, strengths and positive life experiences as a means of enhancing self-confidence. The thrust of the class activities and presentations will be directed at personal life, college and on the job situations. The emphasis is on an integration of thoughts and feelings about oneself and others, and expressing feelings and receiving feedback from others. (3 hours weekly)

HMDV-105 Silas Craft Collegians Seminar I
1 Credit

This course is a special one-credit course for students enrolled in the Silas Craft Collegians Program. The purpose of this course is to promote personal growth and development and enhance the learning potential and success of students. While this course focuses on a broad range of personal development topics, it will ­focus particularly on life skills, self-esteem, and group dynamics and team building. (2 hours weekly)

HMDV-106 Silas Craft Collegians Seminar II
1 Credit

This course is a special one-credit course for students enrolled in the Silas Craft Collegians Program. While this course focuses on a broad range of personal development topics, it will continue the topics discussed in HMDV-105 and will also include motivation, active listening, responsibility, and discipline. (2 hours weekly)

HMDV-107 Silas Craft Collegians Seminar III
1 Credit

This course is a special one-credit course for students enrolled in the Silas Craft Collegians Program. It will extend the examination of the topics introduced in HMDV-105 and HMDV-106 and will include goal-setting and goal management as a major focus. (2 hours weekly)

HMDV-120 Career Development and Decision Making
3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide a setting for students to systematically examine the skills required to make effective career decisions and formulate life goals. Through a process of self-assessment and exploration of career information resources, the student will consider career possibilities and develop a probable career choice. (3 hours weekly)

HMDV-125 Perspectives on Community Through Service Learning
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and  Emerging Issues Core)

This course examines the concepts of community and community service, including their meaning and value. Through the use of the innovative pedagogical tool of service learning, students will engage in active participation in organized service experiences that meet actual community needs, and which are coordinated with course objectives. Within an interdisciplinary framework, students will learn the theoretical, historical, practical, and political aspects of civic engagement, as well as factors in creating and sustaining healthy communities. It will explore the traditional social science components of community and public service (political, historical and economic), as well as incorporate some of the important philosophies (humanities) for and against community service as put forth by thinkers such as John Dewey. In addition, the course will also address the role of the arts in community (humanities). Emerging issues of community and service, such as the increase in individualism, the privatization of social services, and the changes in the city of Columbia, will also be covered. Students will be required to complete 20 hours of service within the community. (3 hours weekly)

HMDV-130 Adult Development
3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to examine the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of individuals from ages 18 through old age. Students will examine the predictable and unpredictable life changes throughout adulthood. (3 hours weekly)

HMDV-150 Scholars Seminar I
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Rouse Scholars Program. The purpose of this course is to cover selected leadership, group and interpersonal development topics designed to help students explore their personal and leadership attributes. A significant component of the HMDV-150 also involves career exploration through work with a community mentor.

HMDV-151 Scholars Seminar II
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Rouse Scholars Program. The ­purpose of this course is to extend topics taught in HMDV-150 and will cover selected leadership, group and interpersonal development topics designed to help ­students explore their personal and leadership attributes. A significant component of HMDV-151 also involves career exploration through work with a community ­mentor.

HMDV-160 STEM Learning Community Seminar I
This is the first course in a series of four courses designed to develop skills needed by STEM majors in their classes and later in their careers. This first semester introduces students to the STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) Learning Community. The focus of this semester is to help the student to explore how they, as individuals, think and act and what attracts them to their chosen field. Field trips and activities beyond the classroom are also planned. Enrollment is limited to STEM scholarship recipients or those with STEM majors with a GPA of 2.8 or above.

HMDV-161 STEM Learning Community Seminar II
This course is a special one credit course for the students in the STEM Learning Community. In Seminar II, the focus is on Teamwork. We look at the Space Program, specifically the book “Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon”. Workshops are given in Communications, and Ethics in the Sciences. The students get to experience teamwork as they work in pairs on a competitive project for the end of the semester. Field trips and activities beyond the classroom are also planned. Enrollment is limited to STEM scholarship recipients or those with STEM majors with a GPA of 2.8 or above.

HMDV-200 Life Span Development
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

The purpose of this course is to examine the growth and development of an individual throughout his/her life. Beginning with the prenatal period and continuing through old age, development from a physical, intellectual, emotional and social perspective will be studied. Theories on development and current research in the field will be reviewed with an emphasis on application of individual case histories and personal experiences. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Child Development requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Human Growth and Development requirement for an initial certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primary, Generic Special Education Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HMDV-205 Silas Craft Collegians Seminar IV
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Silas Craft Collegians Program. While this course focuses on a broad range of personal development topics, it will re-emphasize team-building and the learning community concept. Decision-making and consequential thinking will be a major focus. (2 hours weekly)

HMDV-206 Silas Craft Collegians Seminar V
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Silas Craft Collegians Program. It will extend the examination of the issues introduced in HMDV-205 as well as returning to any of the other topics of the Silas Craft Collegians Seminar that re-emerge as issues. Leadership skills will be a major new focus. (2 hours weekly)

HMDV-207 Silas Craft Collegians Seminar VI
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Silas Craft Collegians Program. It will continue the examination of leadership skills including conflict resolution. In addition, it will focus on the pressures and issues related to the upcoming transfer of the students to four-year institutions. (2 hours weekly)

HMDV-240 Death and Dying
3 Credits

This course discusses issues of death, dying, and bereavement from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, religion, spirituality, and culture. Topics include attitudes towards death; suicide; euthanasia; hospice movement and end-of-life care; working with people who have terminal illnesses; bereavement counseling; the funeral business; how religions understand death; psychology of death; Students become more aware about the cultural implications of death, dying, and bereavement, and reflect on their own values and attitudes toward life and death. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-240.

HMDV-250 Scholars Seminar III
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Rouse Scholars Program. The purpose of this course is to extend topics taught in HMDV-150 and HMDV-151. The seminar will cover selected leadership, group and interpersonal development topics designed to help students explore leadership capabilities. A significant component of HMDV-250 involves applying leadership skills to complete an extended community service project.

HMDV-251 Scholars Seminar IV
1 Credit

This course is a special one credit course for students enrolled in the Rouse Scholars Program. The purpose of this course is to extend topics taught in HMDV-250 and will cover selected leadership, group and interpersonal development topics designed to help students explore leadership capabilities. A significant component of HMDV-250 involves applying leadership skills to complete an extended community service project.

HMDV-260 STEM Learning Community Seminar III
The topics covered in Seminar III focus on “Where Do We Go From Here?” Students take the STRONG survey which indicates what type of career they might enjoy. They have workshops in Resume writing, Internships, and they explore and prepare a presentation for the group about a career that interests them. They prepare for Mock Interviews for an internship or docent position and they apply for an internship for the following summer. Field trips and activities beyond the classroom are also planned. Enrollment is limited to STEM scholarship recipients or those with STEM majors with a GPA of 2.8 or above.

HMDV-261 STEM Learning Community Seminar IV
The focus of the final semester of the Seminar is “Your Time to Shine”. Students have additional workshops in giving oral and written presentations and understanding the role of Statistics in the Sciences. Students may also take a topic from one of their advanced courses and prepare a poster and brief presentation; this may be part of an Honors designation for the advanced class. The student will give give presentation or poster before a small audience and/or prepare a presentation for students interested in a STEM major to Elementary or Middle School students. Students may also participate in the mentorship program. Field trips and activities beyond the classroom are also planned. Enrollment is limited to STEM scholarship recipients or those with STEM majors with a GPA of 2.8 or above.


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST