Metropolitan State University

HSTD 397 : Career Pathing

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Career Pathing is a computer-enhanced independent study and is intended for students who know their own career goals, but want to enhance their knowledge of career development and how to use this information. The content covers career development theory and applications and topics relevant to adult career planning. Those adult career-planning topics include cultural diversity, dynamics of layoffs, career change and reentry of workers. The student-designed term project is intended to help students in their own work settings. Career Pathing is ideal for managers trying to help their employees; the independent study is also useful to counselors, other human services workers those needing career planning knowledge for their clients, and adult learners wanting to enhance their knowledge and credentials. Overlap: HSTD 397T Career Pathing Theory Seminar
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Ability to use career development information along with computers and the Internet for career planning.
  2. Knowledge of theories: psychological, socio-cultural, trait type matching and labor market, work adjustment theory and others.
  3. Meeting the career and vocational needs of special population groups.
  4. Understanding of adult career concerns and transitions.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Overlap: HSTD 397T Career Pathing Theory Seminar