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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SDV 195 - Student Government

Course Department: Education and Psychology
Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

1 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Iowa Centrals Student Government consists of a governing body known as the Student Senate of Iowa Central. The purpose of the Student Senate is to see that all students enrolled at Iowa Central Community College have the opportunity to achieve an excellent education. The purpose of the Student Government course is to grant college elective credit in social sciences to students participating as Senators (members) of the Student Senate. Students may enroll in the course repeatedly, for a total of four semesters. Active involvement in the planning and implementation of student activities and community service projects sponsored by the Iowa Central Student Senate are the main focus of the organization/course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of student government in campus activities.
  2. Formulate possible solutions to important problems impacting college campuses, states, and localities.
  3. Interact with fellow students and citizens in a productive manner with an emphasis on coalition-building and achieving compromise.
  4. Develop an integrated approach towards understanding individuals, groups, communities, and organization within the context of both the general campus environment and the community.
  5. Develop self-awareness of one’s own abilities, personalities, values, needs, motivations, limitations, and action patterns in dealing with fellow students, staff, and community members.

Course Objectives:

  1. Cite examples of skills necessary for the mobilization of community and campus to meet social needs.
  2. Cite examples of ways in which groups such as the Student Senate can be utilized to promote positive social changes.
  3. Demonstrate the skills necessary to be an effective leader within a campus organization or community.
  4. Develop skills in management, marketing, public relations, student activities, and campus governance and administration.
  5. Appreciate the importance of civic involvement and volunteerism in an increasingly diverse and multicultural society.

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