Course Number: CG 130
Transcript Title: Today's Careers
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 7, 2016
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Explores careers and what it takes to succeed in them using a variety of personal inventories. Develops a plan for next steps in career exploration. Audit available.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Assess their achievements, interests and skills and evaluate how that can inform their career choices.
- Research an occupation including completing an informational interview.
- Evaluate occupational information such as outlook, growth, wages, and educational requirements.
- Design a resume.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Complete personal inventories and correlate them with specific occupations.
- Conduct and report on an informational interview.
- Write a research paper about a specific occupation of interest
- Develop a resume.
Course Activities and Design
Online discussion forums, readings, personal inventories, informational interviews, research paper, resume writing
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Identify personal interests and skills to gather information about relevant career fields.
- Understand how to access current career information through online and print resources.
- Interpret wage and employment outlook information.
- Synthesize acquired information to create an action plan for the future career and educations steps.
- Conduct informational interviews.
- Critical thinking.
- Effective written and oral communications.
Concepts, Themes, Issues
The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate the performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.
- Occupational trends
- World of work
- Process of occupational research
- Labor market
- Informational interviewing