PSY 130 - Personal and Career Development

Course Description

This course examines the theoretical and empirical issues related to personal growth and career development. The purpose of this course is to increase self-awareness, understand the career development process, and practice the ability to effect personal change. Emphasis is on self-awareness, personal growth, and career exploration that is examined theoretically and applied to the self and others in a diverse society. Content includes identity development, self-assessment, social influence, self-esteem, mindfulness, career development, and behavior change.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Describe and apply the psychological theories fundamental to identity (self) development, personality, and behavioral change.
Demonstrate self-awareness by identifying their personality traits, interests, skills, and values.
Identify the factors that contribute to an individual’s career development and apply this knowledge to their own career choices.
Summarize psychological factors that can influence the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
Describe how coping strategies, including mindfulness, can be applied to everyday living.
Explain how individual differences and worldview may influence beliefs, values, and interaction with others and vice versa.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Critical Reasoning (CR)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Coreq. ENG 050 and REA 050