Course Number:
CG 140B
Transcript Title:
Career and Life Planning
Jul 27, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

Placement into IRW 115 or WR 115

Course Description

Provides the tools needed to make informed career decisions. Assesses skills, values, interests, personality, obstacles, and approaches to decision making. Develops skills for researching career and major information. Prerequisite: Placement into IRW 115 or WR 115. Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify personal characteristics that relate to appropriate life choices pertaining to work, leisure, and education.
  2. Research current occupational information integrating acquired knowledge of personal characteristics.
  3. Utilize a variety of decision-making models to plan for career and life choices.
  4. Integrate the career information using self awareness and decision making skills in order to create a career and educational plan i.e. college major or program of study.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students.

  1. Assess career development process in a personal reflection in written or oral form.
  2. Report on information interviews.
  3. In-class participation demonstrating knowledge of subject matter.
  4. Demonstrate research skills using both printed and electronic career information.
  5. Develop a written plan of action to further define career goals.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Competencies and Skills

The following list indicates the skills students will develop by doing assignments and participating in class:

  1. Increase self awareness as it relates to values, interests, skills and personality.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to effectively analyze and synthesize career research to make an informed career decision.
  3. Research occupational/career information using various methods (informational interviews, career resource center, internet).
  4. Problem-solve and make decisions regarding career choices.
  5. Reflect on and evaluate a tentative career decision and how that relates to ongoing career decision making.

Concepts, Themes, Issues

The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate the performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.

  1. Career Development Theories
  2. Values Clarification
  3. Interests
  4. Skills/Abilities (transferable, adaptive, task specific)
  5. Personality traits
  6. Barriers
  7. Career Information
  8. Diversity and social justice issues
  9. Decision-making/goal setting