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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Counselor Education (CN ED)

CN ED 100 Effective Career Decision-Making (3) Examination of internal and external factors that contribute to career development to assist students undecided about major or career.

CN ED 100 Effective Career Decision-Making (3)

CN ED 100 teaches students career decision-making skills by closely examining internal factors, the world of work, and decision-making styles and strategies. The premise of this course is that career decisions are greatly enhanced by: (1) considering personal traits such as interests, values, abilities, decision-making styles and other factors; (2) gathering information about the world of work and education; and (3) integrating knowledge about the self and the world through an on-going process. Learning the career decision-making process is empowering and skills learned in the course can be valuable throughout life as individuals encounter crossroads that may prompt career changes. CN ED 100 is intended for students who are undecided about their major and career selection. The course format consists of lectures, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to help students analyze their personal traits and to relate their traits to career theories, occupational fields and work settings. Self-assessment activities include reflective writing, use of established career assessment inventories, and completion of various activities. Diverse information is shared on majors and occupations as well as information gathering strategies. Students more closely discuss their career development and progress in formal small group sessions, facilitated by career counseling professionals. Five classes of the semester are devoted to these meetings.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2011

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.