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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 100T College Success: WIT

Prerequisite: CG 220. This course is designed to help students enrolled in the Women in Transition Program in identifying, exploring and implementing vital self-management skills crucial to creating and maintaining success in college and life. Students will utilize a variety of experiential, personalized tools as they learn how to apply concepts of self-management to developing and achieving academic and personal goals.

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 and career exploration, as well as career research, decision making and goal setting, using a variety of activities and resources. You will gain insight into your interests, skills, values and personal style, and then explore possible majors and career fields.

CG 140T Career and Life Planning: WIT

Co-Requisite: CG 220. This course is designed to help students enrolled in the Women in Transition program plan their careers and their lives. Topics include: self-awareness (exploring and identifying values, interests, skills and personality styles): career exploration (available careers, careers that fit personal wants and needs, steps to pursuing career goals): and decision making (how to make decisions, weigh options, and set goals). Note: CG 140T is a Career and Life Planning class with an emphasis on issues for women in transition, there are also general Career and Life Planning courses offered by Counseling with overlap in content. Students may receive credit for either CG140 or CG140T.

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 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.

CG 207 Life Transitions 2

Prerequisite: CG 220. This course is the next sequence in the Women in Transition program. It 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, enacting and attaining personal and academic goals. Class activities will stress practical and personal application of course information. Successful completion of the first Life Transitions course is required.

CG 208 Career and Life Planning 2: WIT

Prerequisites: CG140T. This course provides advanced career guidance to women who have completed Women In Transition. Students will assess their dependable strengths, motivational patterns, and advantages/challenges as they create a viable career plan. Particular focus is on increasing self-confidence, effective decision-making, thorough career research, and connecting with employers.

CG 210 Life Transitions 3

Prerequisite: CG 207 or CG 208. This course is the third level of the Women in Transition program and is focused on the concept of “life as a relationship to everything.” It is designed to assist WIT 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 childrens healthy development. Typical parent/child problems are illustrated in a variety of family types and children.

CG 220 Life Transitions: Women in Transition

Co-requisite: CG 140T. This course is designed to help students enrolled in the Women in Transition program navigate their current life transitions and explore positive new life directions. Topics include: life transitions; (understanding change, endings, losses and new beginnings): relationships; (patterns, identifying productive and damaging interactions, learning new skills): and personal growth; (self-esteem, coping with powerful emotions, healthy power, assertiveness).

CG 280HS Co-op Ed: Human Services

In this internship course students gain practical human service-related work experience in community organizations. Students will integrate theory, practice skills learned in the classroom, explore career options and network with professionals and employers while earning credit toward their degree.

CG 299 Conference On Families

See department for topics.
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