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HON 100 - Introduction to Honors

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This seminar provides an introduction into the DMACC Honors Program, including an introduction to personal leadership and to the electronic portfolio that students will maintain while in the program. Students will write a proposal for an Honors project in a discipline course, update their long-range plans, and complete a group experiential-learning project.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into DMACC Honors Program.
Competencies
  1. Identify the criteria required to remain in the DMACC Honors Program.
    1. Examine the criteria.
    2. Describe the overall goals for personal commitment.
  2. Create an honors project for each honors discipline course.
    1. Design a proposal for an honors-worthy project for each discipline course.
    2. Reflect on each meeting with the discipline professor in a double-entry journal.
  3. Evaluate factors that shape leadership identity.
    1. Identify personal strengths and potential for growth, and the importance of resiliency.
    2. Develop skills necessary to communicate with diverse groups.
  4. Create an e-portfolio.
    1. Update and upload your personal education plan for DMACC.
    2. Update and upload your personal education or work plan beyond DMACC.
  5. Examine experiential learning.
    1. Explain the differences between community service, service learning, and experiential learning.
    2. Identify the qualities that leaders possess in experiential learning.
  6. Participate in a group experiential-learning project.
    1. Identify the need for service within our communities, groups, and organization.
    2. Partner with an existing group or organization to conduct a experiential-learning project.
    3. Assess the experiential-learning project after completion.
  7. Articulate a personal leadership philosophy.
    1. Define leadership in terms of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for effective leadership.
    2. Examine how leadership philosophies have changed throughout history.
    3. Articulate a personal philosophy of leadership.
  8. Evaluate personal ethical priorities.
    1. Investigate the complexities inherent in ethical leadership.
    2. Define the elements of ethical leadership.
    3. Identify the impact ethical behavior has on effective leadership.



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