Course Description –

This course is dedicated to theoretical and applied topics in career development and career counseling. The following topics are to be addressed in this course:

1. Career development and career counseling theories

2. Vocational issues of multicultural groups

3. Vocational assessment and intervention techniques

4. Occupational information

Pre-requisite –

  • None

Required Course Resources –

Zunker, V.G. (2012). Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach, 8th Ed. Pacific Grove:


Course Learning Objectives –

This course provides students with an understanding of contextual processes that influence career development from a life span perspective. In this course, students examine theory, research, practice and resource materials in the career development literature. By the end of the course, students should have

  1. Developed a base knowledge of theory and concepts pertaining to the development and role of work in people’s lives across the lifespan
  2. Acquired a base knowledge of career-related intervention models and strategies –
  3. Become familiar with a variety of assessment measures and tools across several career-related domains (interests, values, beliefs/attitudes, decision-making, etc.)
  4. Become familiar with and be able to articulate multicultural and contextual factors that bear on career development and interventions
  5. Become familiar with career, avocational, educational, occupational and labor market information resources, visual and print media, computer-based career information systems, and other electronic career information systems
  6. Gained an understanding of ethical standards bearing on career counseling.

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