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Final Exam - 40%
Midterm Exam - 20%
Quiz - 10%
Writing assignments (Oral, Poster) - 10%
Observation - 10%
Field Trips Reports - 10%
Introduction to Career Development Interventions. Understanding and Applying Theories of Career Development. Understanding and Applying Recent Theories of Career Development. Lent, Brown, and Hackett’s Social Cognitive Career Theory. The Cognitive Information Processing Approach. Brown’s Values-Based, Holistic Model of Career and Life-Role Choices and Satisfaction. Hansen’s Integrative Life Planning. Postmodern. Creating Narratives. Contextualizing Career Development. Constructivist Career Counseling. Providing Culturally Competent Career Development Interventions. Assessment and Career Planning. Career Information and Resources. Using Technology to Support Career Counseling and Planning. Career Counseling Strategies and Techniques for the 21st Century. Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Career Development Programs and Services. Career Development Interventions in the Elementary Schools. Career Development Interventions in Middle and High Schools. Career Development Interventions in Higher Education. Career Development Interventions in Community Settings. Ethical Issues in Career Development Interventions.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. compare and contrast components of various career development theories and decision-making models, including, but not limited to, those of Parsons, Holland, Super, Krumboltz, and Gottfredson.
2. summarize components of various emerging theories and models of career development,
3. utilize computer based career development applications and strategies, including computer-assisted career guidance systems.
4. analyze the components of career development programs including, but not limited to, planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation.
5. Identify the interrelationships among work, family, and other life roles and factors including, but not limited to, multicultural and gender issues, as related to career development.