LFCC Adds New Course Offerings for Fall 2008 Semester

For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has added four new courses to its list of hundreds of courses for the fall 2008 semester.

Information about the new courses follows:

  • HIS 193: The American Political Tradition - This course will survey the historical, institutional and philosophical foundations of the American political system. During the semester, students will explore the Ancient Greek, Roman and English roots of the American political tradition and will read English and Colonial American political documents and writings. This course will transfer to other institutions as a social science elective.
  • NAS 120: Meteorology – This course will teach students about the various types of weather that affect our world. Students will learn more about wind, rain, snow and sun.
  • PHI 115: Practical Reasoning – In every aspect of life it is beneficial to be a clear, critical thinker. Whether you are persuading others to your way of thinking, writing strong arguments for tests and papers, convincing supervisors to give you that raise/job/promotion or being savvy enough to avoid the pitfalls of modern life, improved thinking skills can improve your life. Besides learning the basics of how to argue (premises, conclusions and valid arguments), this course will also equip students with an understanding of the most common everyday mistakes in reasoning, including slanters, fallacies and value claims. This particular course focuses directly on how to think — it will greatly change students’ thinking processes!
  • SDV 101: Orientation to Education Professions – This new student development class covers the same student success skills that have been proven to be crucial to college success: college policies and procedures, effective study habits, test taking strategies and college resources. In addition, the focus of this course is on the education profession and the various paths to careers in education, including child care workers, paraprofessionals and professional educators or teachers. This course will include an overview of the following topics: academic planning; licensure requirements, including Praxis testing, Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment and Virginia Reading Assessment; skills needed to be a successful educator; and transfer information.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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