CLP 70: Self Assessment Syllabus
Instructor: Don Nickel, Counselor
Office: SCS 213
This course examines the decision-making process by exploring theories in career development and other factors such as familial, social, and cultural issues that influence career and lifestyle choices. Students will utilize self-assessment inventories to identify individual interests, values, skills, and personality types as they relate to career/college major options. Students will become familiar with career development software, related technology and develop skills to enhance the job search process.
Student Learning Outcomes
1: Explore college major and career options through the use of self assessments including personality, values, skills, interests, and how influences such as our beliefs, attitudes, family and culture affect our decision making process.
2: Research and appraise major and career resources that aid in the major/career decision making process.
3: Learn and practice job seeking skills including interviewing and conducting the information interview.
Advisory: English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.
What to Expect
This is a hybrid course which combines online and classroom learning. This is very much an activity driven course in which your participation is essential. You should expect to spend about 12 hours a week which includes class and homework. You will attend class each Friday from 10:30am to 12:15pm. Most of the assignments and all testing will be online. You are expected to complete work each week in the online portion of the class. When you choose to log in will be up to you as long as you complete the assignments on time. You will be more successful if you log in multiple times each week.
Class Attendance Policy
Friday classes are mandatory and are meant to be participatory and experiential in design. You cannot earn an A grade if you miss three class meetings. You cannot pass if you miss four or more class meetings.
Our final exam time is Thursday, June 26 at 9:15-11:15 a.m. This time will be used for class presentations on the information interview. The final exam itself will be available online at a time during finals week to be determined.
Here is the link to De Anza College’s policy on academic integrity: http://www.deanza.edu/studenthandbook/academic-integrity.html
Grading and Assignments
All online assignments and testing have an enforced deadline with no exceptions. No late submissions are accepted.
291 - 300 = A+
279 - 290 = A
270 - 278 = A-
261 - 269 = B+
249 - 260 = B
240 - 248 = B-
231 - 239 = C+
210 - 230 = C
201 - 209 = D+
189 - 200 = D
180 - 188 = D-
below 180 = F
Grading rubric for the Information Interview Presentation
Grading rubric for the Discussion Forums
You should plan to check in to the Discussion board to post and respond to new postings several times a week.
Grading rubric for Reflections writings