Mount St. Joseph University

Academic Affairs And Support: Career & Experiential Education Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2018-2019

CED 103 Study for Success (2)
Concurrent requisite(s): CORE 115
This course is designed to promote the development of skills basic to success in college. The focus will be on the following skills that are needed in the college environment: reading in the content areas; strategies for effective note taking; preparing for a broad range of test formats; organizing and managing time; utilizing instructional resources; improving communication skills; goal-setting; becoming a self-advocate on a college campus.

CED 150 Career Exploration for Undeclared Majors (1)
Designed for freshmen and sophomores who have not yet chosen a major. Students will gain an understanding of the process of career decision making. They will learn how interests, skills and values relate to career choices, and acquire information about educational and career options. Emphasis is placed on self-evaluation, decision making and goal setting.

CED 150S Serv Lrng:Career Exp/Undeclared Majors (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): CED 150
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

CED 220 Foundations of Professionalism (1)
Prerequisite(s): Open to all full-time students at a sophomore level or above who have declared a major
Required for participation in the Cooperative Education program and is designed to prepare students for the cooperative education process. Students begin with self- assessment and skills analysis; then move on to career exploration, resume development, interviewing, job search strategies, and issues related to successful co-op work experiences.

CED 220S Serv Lrng:Professional Devel (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): CED 220
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

CED 300 Applied Peer Leadership Seminar (3)
Prerequisite(s): CORE 100
This course is designed to acquaint students with the theories, information, and skills for peer leadership. Students will gain an understanding of college student development, mentoring, communication, and a variety of other interpersonal and leadership skills; throughout the course, reflection and awareness of one's own styles and progress will be emphasized. The course is intended for students serving as peer leaders for CORE 100. A required practicum component also provides them with guided experience in applying this information in their role as a peer leader for a section of CORE 100.

CED 301 GRE Prep: Quantitative (1)
New Course
This course is designed to organize studying for the Quantitative sections of the GRE General Test. The two main areas of emphasis are reviewing mathematical concepts up through Algebra II and learning test-taking strategies. Practice tests will be taken throughout the course to aid in preparation for the actual exam.

CED 302 GRE Prep: Written and Verbal (1)
New Course
This course prepares students for the written and verbal portions of the GRE General Test. ScoreItNow is included in this course to provide automated essay scoring for two writing samples.

CED 305 Study Abroad (0) EXP
Prerequisite(s): Completion and approval of Study Abroad Verification Agreement, Proof of enrollment at host institution, Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and Full-time student status. Completion of CED 220 Recommended.
This course allows students who are choosing to participate in a study abroad program the opportunity to qualify that experience for the required EXP core graduation credit. Study abroad allows Mount students to experience the world, lending a global perspective and providing valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth. MSJ offers various options for study abroad through the AIFS program: long-term, traditional study abroad and short term study abroad.

CED 320 Building Your Professional Edge (1)
This course develops competencies for career readiness. Students begin with personality, skills and interest assessments and progress to advanced topics in career exploration and planning. This course satisfies a requirement for the Talent Opportunity Program (TOP)

CED 320S Serv Lrng: Building Your Professional Edge (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): CED 320
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

CED 394 Cooperative Education (0) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
For students placed in part-time work assignments through the Cooperative Education program. Successful completion of the work experience, validation of a learning agreement and evaluation of work performance is required. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

CED 396 Cooperative Education (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
For students placed in part-time work assignments through the Cooperative Education program. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, validation of a learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. A total of nine credits cumulative may be earned through co-op work experience. Students may choose 1-3 credits per semester with advisor's approval.

CED 420 Accelerating Your Professional Career (1)
Capstone course for professional development. Students use a variety of self-assessments including Strengths Finder to understand their communication and leadership styles and enhance their self-awareness. Students will also delve into topics including: generational differences, emotional intelligence, financial awareness, and career planning. The outcomes are focused on providing students leverage to be successful in their first professional career or graduate studies.

CED 420S Serv Lrng: Accelerating Your Professional Career (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): CED 420
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

CED 494 Cooperative Education (0) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
For students placed in full-time work assignments through the Cooperative Education program. Successful completion of the work experience, validation of a learning agreement and evaluation of work performance is required. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis.

CED 496 Cooperative Education (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
For students placed in full-time work assignments through the Cooperative Education program. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, validation of a learning agreement and evaluation of work performance. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. A total of nine credits cumulative may be earned through co-op work experience. Students may choose 1-3 credits per semester with advisor's approval.