Career and Life Planning

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001, 002, 003, 700


Course Description:
A course designed for first-time in college students to help them plan realistic career and life goals through the development of self evaluation, career awareness and career decision-making skills. Students engage in a series of exercises which stimulate thinking about and planning for the future, much of which is done in small groups. The current job market is explored.


Course Details


Belinda Stephens


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify knowledge, abilities and transferable skills developed by one’s degree

Identify one’s interests, values and personality in the context of vocational and life planning

Demonstrate knowledge of general trends in employment and opportunities for graduates in one’s discipline

Identify the key elements of career decision-making, in the context of life planning

Evaluate how personal priorities may impact upon future career options

Demonstrate ability to present oneself effectively in selection interviews and other selection processes


Quizzes, Tests, Reports/Presentations, Research Papers



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

This course will consist primarily of assessments, research, and discussion. Video content will also be used. Students will participate in class discussions, either in person or online. All students will be evaluated on their research and receive feedback (written, oral, or both).


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