ECPY 204U: Principles of Career and Life Planning
Fall 2013 Section# 6300
Social Sciences 255
Instructor: Gabrielle Groth
Office: Humanities 028
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 10:15-11:15 or by appt.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Phone: 518-442-2624
Mailbox: Outside ED 242
Review of theories of decision-making career development, occupational choice, and job satisfaction. Additional topics include vocational measurement and assessment, evaluation and use of occupational information, and strategies of life-span planning.
Develop a conceptual framework of how careers begin and evolve Develop an understanding of the factors affecting your career development and planning Research, evaluate, and use occupational information from a variety of resources Develop communication skills in order to facilitate self-reflection and enhance the ability to market yourself in a career This course meets the Information Literacy and the Oral Discourse requirement for the University at Albany.
Required Books and Materials:
1. Sukiennik, D., Raufman, L., & Bendat, W. (2013). The career fitness program: exercising
your options (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0132762335
2. A $35 materials fee will be due in class for the following assessment materials: Strong
Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) CASH ONLY!
1. Bolles, R.N. (2012). What color is your parachute? (40th ed.). Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed
2. American Psychological Association (APA). (2009). Publication manual, 6th edition.
Washington, DC. ISBN: 978-1433805615
Because this course is intended to benefit your career development, you will be required to play an active role in class. Much of the learning takes place during class time; thus, regular attendance, punctuality, and participation are essential and will be reflected in your grade. You are responsible for all readings and assignments listed in the syllabus, as well as any extra readings distributed in class, and should come to class prepared for discussions and activities. If you are absent from class: You are responsible for any missed lecture notes or materials. It is not the responsibility of the instructor to inform you of what you missed in class. Some assignments may be made-up at the instructor’s discretion only if the instructor is made aware of the absence beforehand. Exceptions may be made in extreme cases (e.g., death in the family) at the instructor’s discretion.
Attendance will be taken EVERY class period. A total of 60 points can be earned if you attend class regularly. Each student is allowed three “free” absences. More than three absences throughout the semester will be reflected in your final grade. For each class missed beyond the three allowed, 10 points will be deducted from your total score. Any exceptions to this policy will be made at the instructor’s discretion and only in extreme situations.
Please not that your UAlbany email account is considered an official form of communication. Thus, you will need to check this address regularly to receive class announcements and changes in the schedule.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time and actively participate in classroom activities. If students arrive late to the class period, it is their responsibility to check in with the instructor at the end of the class period to ensure that they were counted as present. It is expected that students will conduct themselves in a mature and professional manner. This course provides a unique opportunity for growth and self-exploration. Please be respectful of your classmates, remain attentive during class, and keep an open mind to others’ ideas and views. All electronic devices (e.g., cell phones) must be turned OFF during class. The use of laptops for anything other than note...
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