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Personal Growth 110 - Introduction to College
This Course introduces first-time college students to the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the first year at Mesa College. Students examine higher education structures, the opportunities and resources available, and the requirements to successfully complete a certificate, degree and transfer. Emphasis is placed on the transition to college learning and college life, self-reflection and self-advocacy, goal setting, academic policies, major selection and educational planning. Students develop and apply critical analysis skills, information literacy, and successful attitudes and behaviors in joining a college community.
Personal Growth 120 - College Success and Lifelong Learning
This course teaches success strategies to enhance academic and lifelong learning skills. Students explore topics such as motivation and attitudes, values, goal setting, decision-making processes, critical and creative thinking, personal health topics, interpersonal communication, developmental psychology, and learning and personality theories, as well as other techniques for maximizing their abilities to succeed as lifelong learners. Students apply these topics as they relate to their self-development as integrated physiological and psychological entities and acquire strategies to effectively deal with issues in their personal lives and educational and career plans.
Personal Growth 130 - Career-Life Planning
This course is designed to assist students with self-exploration, career transitions and career-life planning in order to achieve success in a diverse society. Critical thinking skills will be utilized through a systematic approach to career development by examining values, interests, skills, life roles, personality type, personal self-management, decision-making and goal setting throughout the life span. This course is designed for new and re-entry students and others who can benefit.
Personal Growth 140 - Life Skills and Personal Adjustment
This course is designed for students who want to learn and acquire effective ways for developing their emotional, social, educational, and professional life skills. This course is a practical study of the principles and application of strategies that assist in the development of coping and life skills. Topics include self-esteem and compassion, self-discipline, self-responsibility, self-assertion, and living a consciously balanced life in pursuit of defined educational, career, and life goals.