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Adult Dual Credit

Course Descriptions:

Business Communication

In this introductory course in business communication, students prepare for a variety of business writing and presentations encountered in the workplace. Students practise formal and informal business communication including letters, memos and business presentations and apply these formats to a variety of purposes and audiences. Students solve communication situations by analyzing their intended audience, determining their purpose, and then selecting and applying appropriate business communication strategies. Students practise skills necessary for communication success, both in college studies and their chosen career. Work in the hybrid version of the course may include the following: online discussion groups, review and submission of assignments online, online quizzes, contribution to blogs, and creation of online presentation material.

Human Relations: The Interpersonal Experience

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to interpersonal relationships. Healthy interpersonal relationships are central to our well-being, familial and workplace success. Effective communication skills are critical in any relationships. This course helps students become more self-reflective and self-aware of their communication capabilities through topics such as the foundations of interpersonal communications, creating and responding to messages, the dynamics and contexts of interpersonal relationships. Attention is given to verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills, perceiving others, managing conflict and interpersonal relationship within family, work, groups, and teams.

The Science of Popular Diets

Students explore concepts of human nutrition as they relate to fad diets and cultural norms, while gaining an understanding of the impact nutrition has on wellness and disease. A range of popular and culturally-specific diets are critically examined and assessed based on current practice and scientific evidence. Using a variety of interactive learning tools, students investigate the links between the major nutrients and personal health. Further, comparison of individual diet and nutrition standards allows for a thorough understanding of connections between nutrition and health. Students use existing knowledge to evaluate the benefits and consequences of popular "fad" diets. Cultural diet norms and popular diet trends are explored with a focus on the overall impact on individual and population wellness. Finally, through scientific investigation of emerging literature, the impact of scientific change is appreciated.

Wellness & Healthy Living

Students investigate their own personal well-being through the exploration of the fundamental principles of physical and mental health. These principles are applied to various day-to-day activities or issues, allowing the student to make positive decisions that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Topics covered include dealing with stress, exercise and physical fitness, nutrition, sexual health, substance and non-substance addiction, personal safety, and environmentally friendly health choices. Through interactive lectures and online activities, students use this information to self-reflect and learn more about themselves on a personal level.

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