Memory and Concentration 85E ( Obsolete )
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Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

April 16, 2014

 

 

Effective Term:   200825 - Winter 2009

Course ID:

STDY   85E

Title:

Memory and Concentration

 

Division:

Library and Learning Resources Division

Department:

Learning Assistance Department

Discipline:

Short Title:

Memory and Concentration

 

Course Status:

Approved

Maximum Class Size:

  35

 

 

Method of Instruction:

 

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies

 Apprentice

 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses

 

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** CREDIT UNITS **

 

  Lecture Hours:

  18.00

  1.00   

 

  Lab Hours:

  

 

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  Total Hours:

  18

 

 

Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

499900 - Other Interdisciplinary Studies

 

SAM Priority Code: 

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

Discipline Placement:


State Transfer Code:

C1 Not Transferable, AA/AS Degree

Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

Frequency Offered:

 Fall

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

 

Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 

 

Course Requisites

Prerequisite:


Co requisite:


Advisory:

Eligibility for ENGL 67

 

Course Special Designators


Course Description:

A single purpose course designed to support learning in either an academic field or in a vocation. Provides support in understanding how the brain functions and applying that knowledge to memory and concentration strategies.

Course Outline:

- Brain-based Learning: creating dendrites, active learning strategies.
- Learning Styles: multiple intelligences; left brain/right brain learning preferences, teaching styles/preferences.
- Memory: identify brain research on long- and short-term memory factors; identify memory techniques including PEG system and acrostics.
- Concentration: identify personal focus distracters; a continuous improvement plan using concentration strategies.
- Final exam.


Lab Outline:


Course Measurable Objectives:

Using a brain-based research perspective, students will:
1. Identify and understand the implications of brain-based research for their own learning process.
2. Identify different teaching and learning styles.
3. Identify concentration strategies and techniques conducive to academic success.
4. Identify memory strategies and techniques conducive to academic success.
5. Identify teambuilding strategies and apply those strategies to collaborative learning exercises.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Essay Exam(s)
Written Homework
Term or Other Paper(s)

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Exam(s)
Homework Problem(s)

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Class Performance(s)

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple Choice
Matching Items
Short Answer
True/False

Sample Assignments:

1. Use brain-based research and your current life habits (including your physical, emotional, and mental patterns), to write a 2-3 page paper identifying what experiences support your memory functions and which ones hinder them.
2. Using brain research as your guide, create a plan for what life patterns you choose to keep and which ones you choose to change or remove.
3. Choose a Memory system (PEG, acrostics, etc., apply it within your current study system, and evaluate the effectiveness of the results in a 1-2 page paper.

 

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