Career Explorations and Personal Development

Faculty
Student and Enrolment Services
Department
Counselling
Course Code
HUMD 1130
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Seminar
Tutorial
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
Our personalities influence our career choices and our ability to find employment and work cooperatively with others. This 15-week course will help students develop awareness and understanding of themselves and their career choices. Topics will include self-esteem and interpersonal communication skills, personality and temperament factors, needs and values clarification, interest assessments, occupational research skills, goal setting, problem solving and decision-making.
Course Content
  1. Interest, personality, values, skills, and aptitude assessment
  2. Self Management—time stress, anger and assertiveness
  3. Influences of significant life experiences and transitions
  4. Communications skills, needs and expectations, roles and self development
  5. Relationship management: with families, friendships, relationships and co-workers
  6. Decision making and goal setting
  7. Occupational research and planning
  8. The effects of labour market trends
  9. Employability skills and factors for success
Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods may be used:

  • lectures
  • small group discussions
  • group testing
  • structured independent learning assignments
  • visual/audio materials
Means of Assessment

Due to the experiential nature of this course, regular attendance is necessary to maximize student learning.

The specific course assignments and their weighting will be determined by the instructor. They may include:

  • Completion of in class exercises;
  • Submission of weekly journal reports describing the learning that has occurred as a result of the class activities, exercises, materials and/ or discussions;
  • Submission of a life history narrative;
  • Submission of a career summary report;
  • Submission of detailed occupational research report integrating assessment results;
  • Submission of competed information interview assignment;
  • Submission of various written assignments analyzing and applying vocational or self assessment results and theory.
Learning Outcomes
  1. To increase awareness of personal needs, values, and beliefs relating to career and life choices.
  2. To acquire a strong applied understanding of the processes that influence personality, self-concept, self-esteem, attitudes and beliefs.
  3. To generate an individual vocational profile based on psychometric tests that assess interests, aptitudes, work values and personality variables.
  4. To acquire career development skills related to occupational exploration, research, and decision-making.
Textbook Materials

Vocational Testing Assessment Package
Weiten, W. and Lloyd, M. (2012). 

Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century (tenth edition). Pacific Grove California: Brooks/Cole. (may be required)

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34443
Fri
Le Roy
Dylan
Waitlist
Online
HUMD 1130 001 - Students must have the equivalent of English 12 with a “C” grade.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
25
25
0
97
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
12:30
-
15:20