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Developmental and Educational Studies

EDUC-47 COLLEGE PLANNING AND LEARNING SYSTEMS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-84.
This course is designed to help students improve study techniques for succeeding in college. The course will emphasize effective reading of textbooks, improving concentration and memory, getting the main idea, summarizing and outlining information, taking notes, listening to lectures, preparing for and taking exams, strengthening vocabulary, using the library, documenting and recording research, and managing time. (3/00)

EDUC-55 ORIENTATION TO TEACHER'S AIDE IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTING
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-81L, ENGL-84.
This course is designed to introduce students to the core issues involved in being a teacher's aide in the Special Education setting. The student will be exposed to tasks that a teacher's aide needs to know and perform, specifically in regard to the issues regarding disabilities and behavior improvement strategies. The student will also be encouraged to consider career opportunities in education via the Liberal Studies program. (4/01)

EDUC-70 A-ZZ SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION
0.5 - 3 units: 0.5 - 3 hours lecture.
This course is designed to address special topics in education to meet current needs of students. Specific classes will be offered to help students understand the educational environment and their relationship to it. (11/96)

EDUC-80 COMPUTER ACCESS EVALUATION
0.5 unit: 9 total hours of individualized assessment activities. Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is designed to provide a means for in-depth computer access evaluation in order to determine an appropriate access environment for a student with a disability or multiple disabilities. Likely participants in this course would include students who are multiply handicapped, severely physically disabled, have acquired brain injuries resulting in secondary orthopedic and/or visual disabilities, re-entering disabled older students, blind students, or other students on recommendation of instructional staff. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis. This is an open entry/open exit course.

EDUC-81 ADAPTED KEYBOARDING
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is designed to teach keyboarding basics to disabled students who must use adaptive technologies for successful access to the keyboard or screen and/or are unable to complete mainstream typing classes successfully. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC-82A COMPUTER ACCESS I
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
This course is designed for students with learning, visual, or physical disabilities. It provides training in the use of computer access technologies, within the context of word processing, to enhance a disabled student's ability to access and use microcomputers. Students will be familiarized with basic concepts of word processing used by the majority of industry-standard word processors. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC-82B COMPUTER ACCESS II
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
This course is designed for disabled students who have successfully completed Computer Access I. Students will enhance their computer access skills through completion of assignments or projects. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC-82C COMPUTER ACCESS PROJECTS
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
This course is designed for students who require access to specialized adaptive technologies in order to complete assignments for classes in which they are concurrently enrolled. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC-87 STUDY SKILLS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-80, ENGL-80L.
This course is designed to help improve study skills for succeeding in college. The course will emphasize effective reading of textbooks, improving concentration and memory, getting the main idea, summarizing and outlining information, taking notes, listening to lectures, preparing for and taking exams, and managing time.

EDUC-88 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
This course is designed to develop or enhance students' ability to manage and organize information. Multimedia instruction is utilized. Individualized computer-assisted instruction, specific to word processing skill development, is available in the lab setting. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis.

EDUC-89 IMPROVING LEARNING POTENTIAL
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course is designed to offer specialized computer-assisted instruction for students with learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries. It will provide these students with an opportunity to maximize their learning potential and increase their academic efficiency. This course is offered on a credit/no credit basis only and may be repeated five times.


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