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IS 205: Advanced Career Seminar (3 credits)

Course Description

This course is designed to serve the needs of the adult learner and worker with life and/or work experience. Topics such as career assessment and planning, career transition, work alternatives and personal marketing will be covered. The course will be taught using a combination of seminar style group meetings and independent studies. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Placement into ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the career development process for adults and returning students, concerns of dislocated workers, current labor market trends affecting career transition, and issues related to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Identify cultural influences, personal values, relevance of life stages, and financial factors influencing career needs of adults in transition.
  • Apply information related to concerns and needs of adults in transition by exploring their interests, skills, values, personality traits, and in participating in relevant service learning activities.
  • Illustrate how their career exploration is part of an on-going and life-long process.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their career decision making process by keep a journal and responding to evaluations of the instructor.

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