Catalog • 2012-2013

Special Topics Courses

SPS 170/171 Understanding and Using APA Editorial Style - 1 credit

Students will learn to employ APA for their social science writing. This course is a co-requisite for Nursing Concepts (NUR 309) and Introduction to Social Work (SWK 201).
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the WRI-1 requirement; sophomore standing recommended.

SPS 200 Launching a Career Search - 1 credit

An introduction to career planning through discussions on topics such as values, skills and interests as they related to resume and cover-letter writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies and choosing an employer. Mock interviews, self-assessment exercises, and group discussions help students realize what to expect and how to prepare for the job market. Using the Internet in a job search also is addressed. This course is offered in the spring semester.

SPS 270 Internship Program - 3-6 credits

Over 300 internships are available in local, national and international companies from accounting to zoology. The internship program is a practical supplement to classroom education under the supervision of a faculty supervisor, on-site supervisor and the director of career planning. Students may receive 3-6 credits for each individual internship and can accumulate up to 12 internship credits during the course of their college career. The program is open to all full-time traditional and lifelong learning students who have completed 60 credits. Transfer students must complete at least one semester at Cedar Crest College to be eligible for an internship. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average to be eligible for an internship. Additional information regarding the procedures and requirements of the internship program are contained in the “internship guidelines” obtainable at the career planning office as well as on the career planning homepage.