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DCC 100 Delta Orientation: 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.

DCC 210 Human Heritage 1: Introduces students to the humanities by investigating early world civilizations. Explores 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.

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

DCC 220 Aesthetic Expression: 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 artists depict. 3 cr. Fall.

DCC 225 Professional Development Seminar 1: Prepares students to identify, research, and present on a selected topic while refining public presentation and personal communication skills, specifically active listening and assertion. Requires students to complete the necessary steps for their Experiential Learning Practicum 1 (DCC 235) contract by producing a professional resume and cover letter, and developing effective networking and interviewing skills. 2 cr. Spring.

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

DCC 235 Experiential Learning Practicum 1: Requires students to complete a volunteer, work or internship experience in a local or regional setting. After receiving their mentors’ approval for final placements, students must complete a minimum of 120 clock-hours at the site and fulfill by electronic mail or post the assignments and evaluations contained in their contracts. 2 cr. Every semester.

DCC 310 Human Heritage 2: Investigates Western civilizations as experienced through their literary, musical, and artistic traditions. Develops analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills in the broader arts & humanities. 3 cr. Spring.

DCC 315 Global Development: Expands students’ 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 World Conference. 3 cr. Spring.

DCC 320 Arts in Society: 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 abilities through student-run debates over aesthetic construal, community standards, controversial content, and artists’ freedom of expression. 3 cr. Spring.

DCC 330 Scientific Experimentation & Research: 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.

DCC 345 Professional Development Seminar 2: 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 Experiential Learning Practicum 2 contract (DCC 355). 2 cr. Spring.

DCC 355 Experiential Learning Practicum 2: Requires students to complete a volunteer, work or internship experience at a regional or national site. After receiving mentor approval for final placements, students must complete a minimum of 120 clock-hours at the site, and fulfill by electronic mail or post the assignments and evaluations contained in their contracts. 2 cr. Every semester.

DCC 400 Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar: Enables students to demonstrate their mastery of critical thinking, research, scholarly writing, and presentation skills by exploring a complex national or international issue with enduring human significance. Requires students to synthesize materials from multiple perspectives and disciplines. 3 cr. Fall and Spring.

DCC 410 Professional Development Seminar 3: 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 Delta Capstone (DCC 420) and oversees the creation of academic portfolios and websites. 2 cr. Fall.

DCC 420 Delta Capstone: Requires students to complete 12-15 credits in one (or both) of the following: a) internship or study abroad, b) domestic internship / practicum. Note: Credits earned through internships or practicums required for the completion of a Brockport major, minor, or certification program (e.g. student teaching or social work field placements) may count toward completion of the Capstone requirement as well. 12-15 cr. Fall, Spring, and Summer.