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2年制カレッジが様々な人のニーズに答えられるように数多くのカリキュラムを用意していることは2年制カレッジってなに?のコーナーで説明しました。ここでは実際に各2年制カレッジのカリキュラムをいくつか紹介します。

きちんと探せば、2年制カレッジにも本格的でおもしろい授業がたくさんあることを知ってくださいね。2年制カレッジを選択する上で、カリキュラムまでしっかり確認してから留学することがどんなに大切なことかを理解して頂きたいと思います。

ここでは、下記の3校を例として挙げました。
ベルビュー・コミュニティ・カレッジのコミュニケーション科
メサ・カレッジの看護科
ディアンザ・カレッジの心理学科

まずは、ワシントン州のシアトル郊外にあるベルビュー・コミュニティ・カレッジのコミュニケーション科のカリキュラムを2004〜2005年版のカタログから見てみましょう。

ベルビュー・コミュニティティ・カレッジ コミュニケーション科

COMM 101 デジタル時代の将来 5単位
Exploring the Digital Future 5 CR
Surveys the history and future of global communication technologies. Students discuss the effects of the computer revolution and digital communication on society and explore career opportunities in digital communication fields

COMM 102 交渉、説得のスキルとテクノロジー 5単位
Techniques & Technology of Persuasion 5 CR
Examines tools and processes for targeting information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students analyze how film, video, and multimedia can be used to influence opinions, generate sales, etc. Students test persuasion techniques with simple media presentations

COMM 103 メディアとメッセージ 5単位
Media & Messages . 5 CR
Gives insight into media aesthetics through the study of production techniques. Students develop interpretive skills by analyzing lighting, editing, color, sound, and interactivity. Class format includes lectures, media clips, and guest speakers

COMM 104 マルチ文化時代のメディアのメッセージ 5単位
Multicultural Media Messages . 5 CR
Analyzes electronic and digital media images from students' personal and multicultural perspectives. Students practice critical viewing skills and review the history of global media networks and their effect on multicultural society.

COMM 106 ワールド・ワイド・ウェブへの記事の書き方 5単位
Writing for the World Wide Web  5 CR
Introduces the cognitive and creative tools needed to create text for the World Wide Web. Students practice new styles of writing for nonlinear media.

COMM 108  メディア/デジタルに関する法律と倫理 5単位
Media/Digital Law & Ethics 5 CR
Explores the legal and ethical issues raised by modern communication technologies. Specific topics include copyright, free speech, pornography, and universal internet access. Students analyze how the U.S. justice system responds to emerging technologies. Class format incorporates lectures, discussions, case studies, and media clips.

COMM 112 ビデオ基礎 5単位
Video Foundations 5 CR
Introduces the basics of video production utilizing a personal camcorder and video editing equipment. Students study video technologies, basic equipment operation, video composition, basic lighting and audio, production planning, and visual storytelling. Students work in groups to create video projects utilizing post-production editing.

COMM 119 アニメーションの歴史 5単位
History of Animation 5 CR
Provides an overview and study of the history of animation, from the early magic lantern shows of the late 19th century to current and emerging digital animation technologies. The history of early film animation is compared and contrasted with the history of animation for the web, showing how the two types of animation often parallel each other in style and development. Course includes a series of lectures, discussions, and a variety of film and video clips of both classic and digital animation.

COMM 120 映画史(1880年〜1945年)
History of Cinema 1880 to 1945 5 CR
Course examines the historical origins of cinema from 1880 to 1945, including the developments in film-making, from Europe to Russia to Hollywood. Course looks at the different uses of and roles played by film, including the use of movies as ideological tools.

COMM 141 メディア用文章入門
(インタビュー、リサーチ方法、表現、編集、メモの取り方、ドラフトなど) 5単位

Introduction to Media Writing 5 CR
Emphasizes observation skills and choice of language, structure, and source material to communicate events and ideas to selected audiences. Students learn interviewing, basic research, effective expression, and editing through note taking, interviewing, drafting, and revision. Students may also work as contributors to the BCC student newspaper.

COMM 142 ニュースレポートの書き方(中級) 5単位
Intermediate Reporting 5 CR
Improves skills in newsgathering, interviewing, and news writing. Students practice investigation, research, and team reporting.

COMM 143 ニュース記事の編集テクニック 3単位
Editing Techniques 3 CR
Applies the techniques and responsibilities of newspaper editing. Students practice copy reading and headline writing.

COMM 144  新聞のページ構成 3単位
Newspaper Design  3 CR
Applies newspaper design and coverage strategies. Topics include headline schedules, page makeup, assignment planning, and picture editing.

COMM 145  広告入門
Advertising Staff  3 CR
Covers typography, paste-up, design, and sales. Students gain practical experience working on student newspaper. Requires additional time outside class.

COMM 146 ニュースレポートの書き方(中級)
(1学期に10個のストーリーを仕上げます。) 3単位

News Staff . 3 CR
Continues COMM 141 and 142, with further skills development and practical applications. Students typically complete 10 major reporting assignments per quarter.

COMM 150 アメリカのマスコミ業界入門 5単位
Introduction to Mass Media . 5 CR
Examines the structure and operation of American mass media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and film. Students analyze media influence on society and the relationships among media, audience, and government.

COMM 161 ブロードキャスティング基礎 5単位
Basic Broadcasting . 5 CR
Develops skills in announcing and audio operations. Students review radio history and regulations and get an introduction to commercials, news, production, and station organization.

COMM 163 ラジオ放送と番組企画 5単位
Radio Operations: Announcing/Production . 5 CR
Develops broadcast voice and production skills. Students practice tape editing and mixing and develop production values through class projects.

COMM 201 コミュニケーション史 5単位
History of Communication  5 CR
Surveys the development of communication from prehistoric times to the present. Students analyze the influence of communication on historical, social, and technological changes in the U.S. and worldwide.

COMM 216 映画、ビデオ、印刷メディア制作と制作準備 5単位
Scripting for Film, Video, & Multimedia  5 CR
Students learn the mechanics and format used for film and television as well as the writer's job in pre-production and production. In addition, students are introduced to non-linear writing for new interactive multimedia technologies.

COMM 245  コミュニティ新聞入門(地元紙にて週10時間働きます) 5単位
Practicum in Journalism  5 CR
Provides practical experience in community journalism. Students work 10 hours per week at a local newspaper under an editor's supervision. Enrollment only by arrangement with the Communication Program. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

COMM 261  ラジオニュース制作 5単位
Radio News Broadcasting . 5 CR
Covers writing, editing, producing, and delivering news for radio. Prerequisite: COMM 141, 161, and permission of instructor.

COMM 266 テレビ製作入門(地元のテレビ局で働きます) 5単位
Practicum in Broadcasting . 5 CR
Provides work experience in a local broadcast outlet.

COMM 291 映画制作 5単位
Making Movies . 5 CR
Students work together creating a dramatic motion picture, gain experience in pre-production and production work, and work as part of a crew documenting the making of the dramatic piece. Students receive a copy of the finished work.

COMM 294/295/296/297 コミュニケーション・スペシャル・トピック
(教授と学生でその研究内容を決めます)

Special Topics in Communication . V1-10 CR
Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the Communications curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

これらのタイトルをざっと見てみると、ニュースの書き方や記事の編集、新聞の構成の仕方、テレビ番組制作の入門、ラジオ番組の企画などがあり、新聞、テレビ、ラジオなど向けに記事を書いたり、番組企画をしたり、マスコミ全体像を勉強する目的にはとても則したカリキュラムだということがわかります。しかし、もしあなたがもっと映画のことを深く勉強したい、という思っているのであれば、このプログラムは映画についてはそれほど幅広い内容ではないので他のカレッジを探すべきでしょう。

では、次にアリゾナ州のフェニックス市郊外にあるメサ・カレッジの看護科の2004年〜2005年版のプログラム見てみましょう。

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メサ・カレッジ 看護科
NUR104  看護学システムの概要 I  1単位
Structured Nursing Review
看護学専攻に当たっての勉強方法、看護学のシステムや考え方などについて学びます。
Structured nursing tutorial assistance and nursing study skills to help students achieve success in their respective block of nursing courses. Nursing process and critical thinking application skills emphasized.

NUR104AA  看護学概要 II 0.5単位
Structured Nursing Review
Structured nursing tutorial assistance and nursing study skills to help students achieve success in their respective block of nursing courses. Nursing process and critical thinking application skills emphasized.

NUR104AB  看護学概要 III 1単位
Structured Nursing Review
Structured nursing tutorial assistance and nursing study skills to help students achieve success in their respective block of nursing courses. Nursing process and critical thinking application skills emphasized.

NUR156 ナース・アシスタント 2単位
Nurse Assisting
ナース・アシスタントの役割について学びます。それぞれの患者のニーズに合わせた対応の仕方やプロとしてのコミュニケーションスキルについて勉強します。栄養や水分のバランス、お年よりの長期ケアへの対応方法、緊急処置の技術についても触れます。
Role of the nursing assistant for clients across the wellness/illness continuum within the nurse assisting scope of practice. Introduction to problem solving process specific to meeting the basic and holistic needs of clients. Professional communication skills essential for the nursing assistant. Nursing interventions to ensure the needs and safety of the client. Specific types of diseases, conditions and alterations in behavior of the client. Principles of nutrition and fluid balance. Special needs of the elder client in the acute and long-term care settings. Basic emergency care skills and procedures.

NUR157  ナース・アシスタント・ラボ  2単位
Nurse Assisting Lab
Demonstration of problem solving, professional behavior, and therapeutic communication skills. Demonstration of caring behaviors and ensuring environmental safety for the client. Provides opportunity for the development of clinical competency in the performance of selected nursing assisting skills and procedures through participation in the care of clients.

NUR161  看護学セオリー概要 I  3単位
Nursing Process/Critical Thinking I
人間のニーズに合わせたプラクティカル・ナースの役割とセオリー。患者のケア、お年寄りのケア、精神障害など様々なケースに合わせてたセオリーを学びます。
Overview of nursing concepts and theories focusing on meeting basic human needs across the lifespan based on the wellness/illness continuum within the practical nurse scope of practice.Theoretical concepts focus on care of the well client, elder client, and clients with selected alterations in health and psychological/mental health disorders. Emphasis on the role of the practical nurse in the nursing care plan utilizing established nursing diagnoses. Focus on the development of the critical thinking process related to nursing care of clients in acute care and community settings.

NUR163 患者のアセスメントと予防 I 3単位
Health Assessment and Health Promotion I
Emphasis on basic health assessment and history skills and promotion of wellness by using holistic nursing assessments for clients. Includes use of healthy lifestyle strategies and primary prevention.

NUR167 薬の概要と投薬 I  1単位
Pharmacology and Medication Administration I
Provides basic pharmacology knowledge and skills to administer medications. Emphasis placed on developing the role of the nurse using critical thinking skills for safe practice in the administration of medications.

NUR169 看護科学 I 3単位
Nursing Science I
Development of clinical competency in the performance of selected nursing skills and procedures. Provides for participation in the care of clients experiencing problems of alteration in health and selected mental health disorders. Provides for clinical practice experiences with individuals and families in a variety of acute and community settings. Application of holistic nursing concepts and theories related to health promotion, disease/illness prevention, and health restoration of individuals.

NUR181 看護学セオリー概要 II 3単位
Nursing Process/Critical Thinking II
Focus on nursing concepts and theories to meet basic human needs across the lifespan based on the wellness/illness continuum. Emphasis on the nursing process related to pediatric and adult clients with selected alterations in health. Introduction to care of the well childbearing client and childbearing family. Continuation of the role of the practical nurse in planning nursing care and applying established nursing diagnoses for clients. Emphasis on the utilization of critical thinking processes related to nursing care of clients in acute care and community Settings

NUR185 看護士の役割 I  1単位
Developing the Nurse’s Role I
Overview of roles in nursing with emphasis on transition from nursing assistant to practical nurse. Includes introduction of the core values of the MCCCD nursing programs, nursing history, standards, and scope of practice. Introduces concepts and skills required of the practical nurse, and application of communication techniques and delegation to teamwork and leadership.

NUR187 薬の概要と投薬 II  1.5単位
Pharmacology and Medication Administration II
Overview of selected drug classifications and groupings. Emphasis on principles of drug metabolism and effects, interactions and adverse reactions, and nursing implications for safe practice.

NUR189  看護科学 II   4単位
Nursing Science II
Continued application of holistic nursing concepts and theories related to health promotion, disease/illness prevention, and health restoration of individuals and families. Provides continued opportunity for the development of clinical competency in the performance of selected nursing skills, participation in the care of clients across the lifespan including clients with alterations in health. Provides experiences with individuals, families, and small groups of clients in a variety of acute care and community settings. Application of nursing concepts and theories related to the development of care plans, client teaching, and discharge planning.

NUR261 看護学セオリー概要 III  3単位
Nursing Process/Critical Thinking III
Focus on nursing concepts and theories to meet complex human needs across the lifespan based on the wellness/illness continuum in a variety of acute care and community settings. Emphasis on utilizing critical thinking skills to plan holistic care through the nursing process for groups of clients with selected acute and chronic alterations in health and psychiatric/mental health disorders.

NUR263 患者のアセスメントと予防 II 3単位
Health Assessment and Health Promotion II
Use of advanced, specialized, and holistic assessments to restore optimal wellness for clients across the lifespan. Emphasis on active involvement and use of resources, risk reduction, prevention, and education strategies and programs for specific communities.

NUR267 薬の概要と投薬 II  1単位
Pharmacology and Medication Administration III
Provides the knowledge and skills to safely prepare and administer intravenous medications and solutions. Emphasizes management of clients receiving complex therapies such as blood and blood products, parenteral nutrition, and pain management. Includes an overview of medications used in emergency and critical care situations across the lifespan. Emphasis on pharmacokinetics, safe preparation and administration, monitoring, and documentation of client responses.

NUR269 看護科学 III   5単位
Nursing Science III
Application of critical thinking skills through the nursing process to clients and families with acute alterations in health and psychiatric/mental health disorders. Provides for the development of clinical and cultural competency and the continued development of selected nursing skills and procedures within the scope of the professional nurse. Holistic care of clients, families, and small groups in a variety of acute and community health care settings. Application of professional nursing concepts and theories related to health education/promotion for clients, families, and small groups.

NUR281  看護学セオリー概要 II 1単位 
Nursing Process and Critical Thinking IV
Emphasis on nursing concepts and theories to meet complex needs of the critically ill and high-risk clients with multiple system alterations in health. Includes high-risk perinatal, pediatric, and adult clients in acute care and community settings. Focus on application of critical thinking skills to modify a holistic plan of care. Highlights the role of the professional nurse in health education/promotion, illness prevention, and restorative care.


NUR285 看護士の役割 II  1単位

Developing the Nurse’s Role II
Emphasis on synthesis of previously learned concepts to generate a plan for lifelong, professional role development. Concepts include role transition, professional organizations, legal issues, and licensure.

NUR289 看護科学 IV 6単位
Nursing Science IV
Culminating clinical practice course to provide learning experiences applying theoretical and clinical concepts of complex needs for pediatric, childbearing, and high-risk adults with multi-system alterations in health. Leadership, management, and caregiver roles of the professional nurse with clients and their families in selected areas of nursing practice emphasized. Assignment of students to nurse preceptors with faculty guidance to focus on leadership/management and application of nursing process theories, concepts, issues, and trends in caring for clients in a variety of acute and community health care settings.

ナース・アシスタント、プラクティカル・ナース、レジスタード・ナースになるための様々なコースが用意されていることがわかると思います。

次に、サンフランシスコ郊外のディアンザ・カレッジの心理学のカリキュラムを見てみましょう。

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ディアンザ・カレッジ 心理学科

PSYC 1 心理学概要 4単位
General Psychology 4 Units
Factors influencing human behavior including: biological and neurological processes and structures, evolution, genetics, gender, life span development, consciousness, attention, sensation, perception, learning, memory cognition, intelligence, motivation,emotion, stress, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, social and cultural determinants.

PSYC 2 行動心理学としての心理学 6単位
Psychology as a Behavioral Science and Profession 6 Units
Psychology as a behavioral science and profession. Basic principles of learning, and behavior modification.

PSYC 3  実験的心理学(認知科学) 6単位
Human Experimental Psychology (an Introduction to Cognitive Science) 6 Units A survey of human experimental psychology and cognitive science with emphasis on research design, methodology and scientific report writing. Research design and methodology will be illustrated and integrated through a selected review of concepts and research in neurophysiology, sensation, perception and memory.

PSYC 4 異常心理 4単位
Psychology 4 Units
A historical overview of abnormal psychology with emphasis on current paradigms and models in psychopathology and therapy including a survey of research methodology; clinical assessment, classification, and diagnosis with special focus on cultural, gender, and age issues in psychopathology and therapy.

PSYC 5 性格セオリー概要 4単位
Introduction to Theories of Personality 4 Units
Survey of major theories and concepts of personality. Topics to include: Freudian, neo-Freudian, interpersonal, dispositional, behavioral and phenomenological theories.

PSYC 6 西洋&東洋心理学史 4単位
Introduction to Humanistic Psychology 4 Units
A survey of humanistic, existential-phenomenological psychology and Eastern thought. A cross-cultural survey of humanistic personality principles including Western European existential phenomenological psychology and the current and historical impact of Eastern thought.

PSYC 8社会心理 4単位
Introduction to Social Psychology 4 Units
個人が社会生活のなかで、どのように考え、感じ、行動するかについて科学的に学びます。マルチ文化や比較文化などの心理についても触れます。
The scientific study of the way individuals think, feel and behave in social situations. The systematic approach will include cross cultural and comparative perspectives.

PSYC 9 人間関係と社会順応における心理 4単位
Psychology of Human Relationships and Normal Adjustment 4 Units
A survey of current theoretical and applied psychological knowledge relevant to personal/social interactions and normal psychological adjustment.

PSYC 10G 児童心理学(初期) 4単位
Child Development (The Early Years) 4 Units
Critical examination of human growth and development from conception to middle childhood with particular attention given to current theoretical and research perspectives.

PSYC 10H  児童心理学(児童から思春期) 4単位
Child Development (Middle Childhood and Adolescence) 4 Units
Critical examination of human growth and development from school age through adolescence with particular attention given to current theoretical and research perspectives.

PSYC 12  女性心理学 4単位
Psychology of Women 4 Units
A survey of the psychobiological, cultural,social, and intellectual factors influencing the psychology of women.

PSYC 14  成長と心理の関係 4単位
Developmental Aspects of Psychology 4 Units
身体的、社会的、性別、認知、性格などの発育、発達と心理学の関係が人生全般においてどのように変化していくのかを学びます。
Interaction of the physical, social, gender role, cognitive and personality development across the life span.

PSYC 15  心理学用統計学&リサーチ方法  4単位
Basic Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology 4 Units
Elementary statistics including measures of central tendency, variability, probability, correlation, tests of significance, experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

PSYC 24 精神生物学概要 4単位
Introduction to Psychobiology 4 Units
A survey of the central and peripheral nervous system processes underlying the behavior of humans and animals, with emphasis on evolutionary, genetic and gender differences underlying social behavior, the basic anatomical and physiological substraits of behavior and consciousness and on the neural mechanisms and sensory processes associated with learning, language, perception, motivation, emotion, sleep, speech, and sexual behavior.

PSYC 60  ビジネスと企業における心理 4単位
Business and Industrial Psychology 4 Units
心理学が、ビジネスや企業、広告、マーケティング、教育、医療、法律、政府、軍隊にてどのように応用されているかについて学びます。
Application of psychological principles in business, industry, advertising and marketing, education, clinical practices, law, government, and the military services.

PSYC 63性的暴行と警察&地域の反応
Sexual Assault, Police and Community Response 4 Units
加害者、被害者の暴行に対する社会的、心理的影響について学びます。警察の捜査、裁判のシステム、地域のサポートシステムなどの具体的なことについても触れます。
Societal and psychological aspects of sexual assault, the perpetrators and the victims; practical application of the police investigation, the criminal justice process, and the social service intervention.

RPSYC 64心理学インターンシップ
Psychology Internship 1 Unit
Program of work experience and study in psychology or human services under the supervision of the instructor and agency personnel.

PSYC 67臨床心理学概要 4単位
Introduction to Clinical Psychology 4 Units
An analysis of the major theoretical formulations in the history of clinical psychology, from classical psychoanalysis to contemporary existentialism and behavior modification. An overview of diagnosis, assessment and treatment methods. An examination of clinical psychology as a profession including education, training, specialties and employment.

PSYC 74A インタビューとカウンセリングの手法 4単位
Interviewing and Counseling 4 Units
The philosophy, theories and principles involved in interpersonal and group relationships: techniques in social and human services; and interviewing and counseling for entry-level practitioners.

なかなか充実した心理学のプログラムを持っていることがわかると思います。心理学自体は多くの2年制カレッジがプログラムを持っていますが、その内容を見ると2〜3個しか授業がなかったり、10個以下のケースが多く、このディアンザ・カレッジほど充実したカリキュラムを用意しているところは珍しいでしょう。

名前が知れている、TOEFLがいらないなどという表面的な要素だけでカレッジを選んでしまうと、結果的に満足のいかない留学になってしまいます。じっくりカリキュラムをリサーチしてあなたの留学目的にあった2年制カレッジを探してみてくださいね。

 


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