Calendar of events at Daytona State announced for February 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2016) - Daytona State College presents the following calendar of events for February 2016.
Events are open to the public and free of charge, unless otherwise noted.
Open Registration for Spring "B" – classes start March 21, 2016
Many seven-week courses apply to the general education core that satisfy the requirements of the associate of arts degree, including:
- State and Local Government – an introduction to the principles and institutions of state and local government with emphasis on Florida. Explores the structures and functions of state governments, including federal-state and state-local relations.
- World Geography - a study of the Earth in spatial terms, place names of major countries and world regions, maps, globes and physical-human phenomena of environments and places.
- General Psychology – a scientific study of human behavior in relation to our development, motivation, emotion, perception learning and thinking.
- Managing Your Success - designed to assist students in becoming engaged learners while transitioning to Daytona State College. Emphasis is on orienting students to college resources, academic expectations and career planning, time/money management, technology, student services/organizations and academic integrity.
- Mathematics I (Pre-Algebra) - a review of the basic arithmetic operations of whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, basic operations of real numbers, simplifying algebra expressions and solving basic linear equations.
- Human Biology - an introduction to scientific inquiry in relationship to the human body, its systems and basic functions with emphasis on homeostasis mechanisms. Not intended for science majors.
- Music Appreciation - designed to establish a broad understanding of Western and Non-western musical styles. An emphasis will be placed upon critical listening skills, the recognition of fundamental musical elements and the roles of music in society from ancient to modern times.
Daytona State College associate of arts students have a special path to transfer upon graduation to the University of Central Florida through the nationally recognized DirectConnect to UCF program. Through DirectConnect, DSC and UCF guide students from their freshman year at DSC through senior year at UCF to ensure success.
Students pursuing certificate and/or business programs can also take advantage of some expedited courses, such as:
- Advertising - an in-depth review of advertising, including consumer behavior, relationship marketing, advertising planning, media selection, public relations and integrating marketing communications.
- Excel for the Office – this course provides the opportunity for the student to learn the fundamentals of a spreadsheet application and to gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program that allows the student to organize data, complete calculations, make decisions, graph data and develop professional looking spreadsheets.
The college's Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management is specifically designed for individuals with busy lifestyles wanting to take their career to the next level; mid-semester courses include:
- Selected Topics in Management - current topics, issues, and trends pertinent to supervisors and managers are discussed. Topical selections rotate each term; view course search information for details on topics offered each term.
- Leadership Challenges and Supervision - discussion and application of leadership theories include skill formation to develop leadership abilities, emphasizing team-building skills to enhance leadership effectiveness. Students learn the importance of visioning in their organizations.
The college's Bachelor of Science in Education is design to prepare students to design, develop and implement effective classroom management techniques and instructional strategies; mid-semester courses include:
- Introduction to the Teaching Profession - introduces pre-service teachers to the education profession. Pre-service teachers will understand the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of the profession as well as the challenges educators face in the 21st century. This course requires 15 hours of field experience in the public schools. .
- Children's Literature - presenting new and outstanding titles in literature for elementary children. Topics include authors and illustrators, surveys the genres of children's literature, principles of selection, evaluation, and integration of literature, fiction and nonfiction in a variety of formats to enrich classroom activities and recreational and lifelong reading.
To search for these and other seven-week courses, visit www.DaytonaState.edu, click
on Course Search, select college credit and then subsession Spring B.
For additional information, call (386) 506-3059.
MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor's degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 30,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more.
Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, most recently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the college among the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation in 2016, for the fourth year running. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And in 2015, U.S. News & World Report added DSC to its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, ranked at No. 2 in the nation.
For enrollment information, visit Admissions' Frequently Asked Questions page.
Laurie White, WhiteLa@DaytonaState.edu, (386) 506-4499
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