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Undergraduate Delta College Courses

DCC 100 Delta Orientation (A). Prepares students for a successful collegiate experience with the assistance of Delta faculty mentors. Concentrates on academic and personal decision-making by (a) providing academic advisement, (b) presenting a comprehensive orientation to campus services and student life, (c) engaging in personal assessment and career exploration, (d) investigating personal learning styles, and (e) developing better writing skills. 3 Cr. Fall. 3 Cr. Fall.

DCC 210 Human Heritage 1 (A). DCC 210 Human Heritage and Experience I (A). Introduces students to the humanities by investigating early world civilizations. Explores the shared human experience through literature, art and theater, while also focusing on key cultural commonalities and differences. Encourages a deeper appreciation of values, meaning and purpose underlying the human condition by means of discussion, formal and informal written assignments, and participation in theatrical performances. 3 Cr. Fall. 3 Cr. Fall.

DCC 215 Society & Culture (A). Provides general exposure to the social sciences through an interdisciplinary study of history, political science, economics, and sociology. Specifically examines how societies interact, influence, or collide with one another within the larger global context of modernization. Introduces students to their first collaborative symposium, while focusing on scholarly research, writing, and presentation skills. 3 Cr. Fall. 3 Cr.

DCC 220 Aesthetic Expression (A). Introduces students to the aesthetic sensibilities of world cultures and fosters a deeper appreciation of the purposes of artistic expression. Examines works of art in a global context, further refines analytical skills in describing the intent of artists and their creations, considers the necessity of artists in society, and emphasizes the mutual influences between the world students personally experience and that which the artists depict. 3 Cr. Fall. 3 Cr.

DCC 225 Professional Development Seminar I (A,Y). Prerequisite: DCC 100. In collaboration with Delta mentors and peers, students, identify, research, and present current issues facing their home communities, while refining personal communication and public speaking skills. Requires students to complete the necessary steps for their first Integrative Learning Experience (DCC 235) contract by engaging in resume development, networking, and interviewing techniques. 2Cr. Spring. 2 Cr.

DCC 230 Scientific Exploration (A). Introduces students to science and the scientific method, as well as the commonalities and differences between various scientific disciplines. Highlights global achievements, implications, and consequences of science within everyday life, and considers scientific problem-solving vital to human inquiry. 3 Cr.Fall. 3 Cr.

DCC 235 Experiencial Learning Practicum I (A). Prerequisite DCC 225. Requires students to complete a volunteer, work or internship experience related to career exploration of academic major. After receiving mentor approval for final placements, students complete a minimum of 120 clock- hours at the site, and fulfill the assignments and evaluations contained in their contracts by electronic mail or post. 2 Cr. Every semester. 2 Cr.

DCC 310 Human Heritage 2 (A). Prerequisite: DCC 210. Investigates Western Civilization as experienced through its literary, musical, and artistic traditions. Develops analytical, critical and creative thinking skills in the areas of Western literature, art and music. 3 Cr. Spring. 3 Cr.

DCC 315 Global Development (A). Prerequisite: DCC 215. Expands an understanding of modern global history and the processes of modernization and development, which serve as a continuation of the various modes of social science inquiry. Engages students in a semester-long examination of a current theme or conflict facing the world community and promotes collaborative group-work. Emphasizes scholarly research, informal and formal presentations, individual and co-authored written work, and participation in the annual Delta College World Conference. 3 Cr. Spring. 3 Cr.

DCC 320 Arts in Society (A). DCC 320 Aesthetic Experience II (A). Surveys trends in modern American society as they relate to the arts. Familiarizes students with issues of censorship, public funding, and the First Amendment through written assignments, creative projects, and presentations. Refines analytical skills in the areas of aesthetic construal, community standards, controversial content, and artists’ freedom of expression. 3 Cr. Spring. 3 Cr.

DCC 330 Scientific Experimentation and Research (A). DCC 330 Scientific Exploration II (A). Allows students to identify and explore fundamental scientific principles in a semester- long research project. Emphasizes the design of experiments, including the formulation of hypotheses, interpretation of data, and formal presentations of results. Also includes practical computer applications that assist in scientific experimentation. 4 Cr. Spring. 4 Cr.

DCC 345 Professional Development Semkinar 2 (A). Develops critical thinking and persuasive argumentation skills through study of current issues and rhetoric. Provides training in data management and statistical analysis through use of Microsoft Excel. Requires students to complete the necessary steps to finalize their Experimental Learning Practicum 2 contract (DCC 355). 2 Cr. Spring. 2 Cr. Spring.

DCC 355 Experiencial Learning Practicum 2 (A). DCC 355 Integrative Learning Experience II (A). Prerequisite: DCC 345. Requires students to complete a volunteer, work, or internship experience related to specific career goals or academic major. After receiving mentor approval for final placements, students complete a minimum of 120 clock- hours at the site, and fulfill the assignments and evaluations contained in their contracts by electronic mail or post. 2 Cr. Every Semester. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

DCC 395 Delta College Topics Course (A). To be defined by the instructor-sponsor in accordance with the specific topic to be covered that semester. Additional information may be obtained from the Delta College office. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

DCC 400 Intdisciplinary Studies Seminar (A). DCC 400 Technology and Society (A). Integrates perspectives from the natural and social sciences to examine how human societies understand their relationship to the natural world, use natural resources, and shape environmental outcomes. Focuses on the issue of human- induced climate change to explore how the practice of science and human interactions with nature reflects broader societal trends. Includes a major project integrating course concepts. 3Cr. Fall, Winter, Spring. 3 Cr.

DCC 410 Professional Development Seminar 3 (A). DCC 410 Integrative Learning Seminar III (A). Identifies the “best practices” of ethical conduct and professional leadership by employing both analytical skills and personal reflection. Considers earlier philosophical approaches to ethics and investigates solutions to daily ethical dilemmas. Additionally, assists students with planning the Capstone Experience (DCC 420) and oversees the creation of academic portfolios and websites. 2 Cr. Fall. 2 Cr.

DCC 420 Delta Capstone (A). DCC 420 Integrative Learning Experience III (A). Requires students to complete a semester abroad, semester long internship aligned with career goals, or culminating Capstone Experience. Fulfills predetermined contracts of academic study that will generate 12 to 15 credits approved by The College at Brockport, or produce 600 clock- hours on-site in the case of internships and volunteer placements. Delivery and assessment of assignments vary depending upon individual placements in international academic institutions, internships or national volunteer placements. 12-15 Cr. Summer, Fall, Spring. 1-15 Cr.