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CG 100 College Success

This course emphasizes practice and active learning of skills and strategies that help create greater academic, professional and personal success. College Success strategies empower students to make wise choices that lead to improved experiences and outcomes in college and beyond. May be offered as a telecourse.

CG 100A College Success

This course is the first block of the three credit CG100 College success course. Students will study the following topics: Welcome to College, The First Step, Ideas are Tools, Finding the Time, Looking Ahead, You've Got a Great Memory and Muscle Reading. May be offered as a telecourse.

CG 100B College Success

Prerequisite: CG 100A. This course is the second block of the three credit CG100 College Success course. Students will study the following topics: Reading Challenges, Taking Notes, Challenges Worth Noting, Preparing for the Test, This is Not a Test, Thinking Creatively and Thinking Critically. May be offered as a telecourse.

CG 100C College Success

Prerequisite: CG 100A and CG 100B. This course is the third block of the three credit CG100 College Success course. Students will study the following topics: Math and Science: A 3-D Solution; Research: Solving a Mystery; Writing well - The First Draft; and Writing Well - The Final Presentation. May be offered as a telecourse.

CG 105 Money for College

Prerequisite: WR 115. Corequisite: WR 105. This course is part of the 'Show Me the Money' learning community, providing a systematic approach to researching and applying for scholarships. You will identify your skills, accomplishments, experiences, and goals, then learn strategies to communicate them effectively on scholarship applications.

CG 140 Career and Life Planning

This course focuses on self-assessment, career exploration, and goal setting, using a variety of activities and resources. You will gain insight into your interests, strengths, skills, values, and life roles; research majors and career fields; and create a vision and next steps for your future.

CG 140T Career and Life Planning: WIT

Co-Requisite: CG 220. This course is designed to help students in Women in Transition plan their careers and their lives. This course will explore: self-awareness, values, interests, skills, personality styles, available careers, careers that fit personal wants and needs, steps to pursuing career goals, how to make decisions, weigh options, and set goals.

CG 144 Introduction to Assertive Behavior

Assertiveness skills are taught in a two-stage process, first, defining assertive behavior, and second, learning how to behave assertively. Training will focus on areas of work and school settings, social/family situations, and consumer situations. Includes deciding when to be assertive.

CG 145 Coping Skills for Stress and Depression

This course presents the theory and practice of managing stress and depression. Topics include recognizing and modifying causes of and response to stress. The symptoms, causes, forms of and treatment for depression are reviewed. The topic of stress will be covered in more detail than depression.

CG 199B Trauma Informed Learning

Prerequisite: CG207 or CG210 This course is focused on addressing the negative impact of trauma on students’ capacity to successfully engage in the learning process in the college classroom. It is designed to assist WIT students in their ability to identify the components of past and current trauma, how trauma impacts learning, adaptive behaviors that can contribute to successful learning, effective relating with college faculty, staff and classmates, and development of a personalized plan for trauma-aware approaches to learning.

CG 203 Human Relations at Work

This course presents the interpersonal 'people skills' that are important in the modern workplace. Topics are varied. Focus includes awareness of individual work styles and how to work effectively with people with different styles in a diverse workplace. May be offered online.

CG 207 Life Transitions 2

Prerequisite: CG 220. This course is designed to assist students in enhancing their ability to navigate life changes in powerful and positive ways, building on the skills and knowledge gained in the first Life Transitions course. Topics include: responding successfully to changing personal and professional demands, strengthening resiliency and self-esteem, establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, and setting and attaining personal and academic goals. Class activities will stress practical and personal application of course information.

CG 210 Life Transitions 3

Prerequisite: CG220. This course is focused on the concept of “life as a relationship to everything.” It is designed to assist students in their capacity to identify the enduring components of healthy attachment and relational connections that actively contribute to their well-being and ability to successfully achieve their educational goals. Topics include: attachment theory, the effect of trauma on relational capacity, relationship mapping and the exploration of relational narratives, multicultural, gender and historical perspectives on relationships, looking beyond family and intimate partnerships in defining relationships and creation of positive relational attachments at Lane Community College.

CG 211 Dreikursian Principles of Child Guidance 1

In this lively, interactive class students learn principles and skills for strengthening relationships between parents and children. Topics include improving communication, setting reasonable and consistent limits, stimulating independence/responsibility, and improving structure and routine.

CG 212 Dreikursian Principles of Child Guidance 2

Prerequisite: CG 211. Students engage in specialized study after completing Principles of Child Guidance. Learn in-depth ways to facilitate positive relationships with adults and children. Students engage in weekly reading, discussions, and experiences.

CG 213 Improving Parent Child Relations

View real life in-home parent-child interactions with a focus on building creditability as a parent, encouragement, effective communication and stimulating children's healthy development. Typical parent/child problems are illustrated in a variety of family types and children. May be offered online.

CG 220 Life Transitions: Women in Transition

Co-requisite: CG 140T. This course is designed to help students in Women in Transition navigate their current life transitions and explore positive new life directions. Topics include: understanding life transitions, relationships, increasing self-esteem, coping with powerful emotions, developing healthy power and assertiveness).
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