SS-100 World of Work


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course No. and Title: SS 100 World of Work

Campus: Career and Technical Education Center, Chuuk Campus, Kosrae Campus, Yap Campus

Initiator : Mason Tihpen

Date : 12/05/2018

Course description: This course is designed to provide awareness and opportunity to examine personal career expectations and choices. The student will discover the importance of choosing a career that matches his/her interests, personality, skills, and values. The course also provides the student the opportunity to practice the necessary skills for securing and developing a career.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

Hours per Week

No. Of Weeks

Total Hours

Semester Credits

Lecture

3

x

16

x

48

=

3

Laboratory

x

x

=

Workshop

Total Semester

Credits

3












PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ ] Degree requirement

[x] Degree elective

[x] Certificate

[ ] Other:

PREREQUISITES: ESL 089 or by recommendation of advisor

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

Program

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

[ ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[x]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[ ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[x]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[x]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

1. Enrich and deepen self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences.

2. Articulate and understand individual experiences through effective writing, reading, speaking, and various modes of artistic expression.

3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and basic skills appropriate to personal and professional goals in a chosen area of specialization.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

1. Identify individual interests, abilities, attitudes, and experiences and explain how they relate to career choices.

2. Identify a variety of occupations that best fit his/her individual needs, desires, and abilities.

3. Demonstrate skills involved in the job search process, application and securing employment.

4. Describe work place practices and career development processes.

4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

General CSLO 1: Identify individual interests, abilities, attitudes, and experiences, and explain how they relate to career choices.

1. Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

2. ISLO

3. PSLO

4.

Assessment Strategies

1.1. Describe the differences between a job and a career.

6

1, 2

The student describes at least 5 differences between a job and a career.

Scored with a quiz.

1.2. Explain the factors needed to consider before choosing a career.

6

3

The student explains in writing 10 factors needed to consider before choosing a career.

Scored with a rubric.

1.3. Explain how individual interests, abilities, attitudes and experiences are related to career choices.

3,*6

1,3

The student completes a self-assessment and write a reflection paper explaining how the results relate to career choices.

Reflection paper is scored with a rubric.

Student develops a career portfolio.

General CSLO 2. Identify a variety of occupations that best fit his/her individual needs, desires, and abilities.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

5.

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1. Identify and list the 16 career clusters/fields and describe their key aspects.

6

3

The student identifies and lists the 16 career clusters/fields and describes in writing the key aspects of each career cluster.

Scored with a rubric.

2.2 Choose one of the 16 career clusters/fields which matches his/her needs, desires, and abilities to explore more and report on the findings.

3

3

The student chooses one of the clusters/fields which matches his/her needs, desires, and abilities to explore more and write a reflection paper.

Scored with a rubric.

General CSLO 3. Demonstrate skills involved in the job search process, application and securing employment.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1. Investigate jobs associated with 2.2 above.

3,6

3

The student does job search on the internet, newspapers, local media and interviews with people in the job, library, and other avenues, writes a report and presents the results in class.

Written report and presentation are scored with a rubric.

3.2. Complete and submit an application package.

*7

3

Given templates to work with, the student fills out an application, composes a resume and writes a cover letter. As a member of a group, each student will write a letter of recommendation for each other.

Scored with a rubric.

3.3 Participate in a mock interview for a specific job opportunity.

*7

2,3

Given a list of at least 10 questions related to the job being applied for, the student is interviewed by classmates.

Scored with a rubric.

General CSLO 4. Describe work place practices and career development processes.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1. Describe the dispositions/skills that relate to entering a new work environment/team.

7

2,3

The student interviews someone about their experiences as a new employee in their current job. These interviews will be shared with the class as mini-presentation.

Scored by peers with rubric.

4.2. Discuss the career development process and what is involved in managing and building a career.

7

2,3

The student investigates the career trajectory of the career they chose in 2.2. Then the student writes a short 1-2-page paper discussing the potential of their cluster/field for advancement.

Scored with a rubric.

5) COURSE CONTENT:

1) Self-awareness and career planning

2) Career exploration and preparation

3) Applying and securing employment

4) Managing and building a career

6) METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[x] Lecture [x] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [x] In-class exercises

[x] Audiovisual [x] Demonstrations

[x] Other(s): Group and independent work, presentations, and field trips (time permitting)

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Jordan, A. K., & Crews, T. B. (2013). Investigating Your Career. Cengage Learning, Inc. (or latest edition)

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS:

None

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

None

10) EVALUATION:

The student must successfully complete all CSLOs with 70% or above in order to pass this course. The summative evaluation will be based on written exercises, quizzes, tests, presentations, and individual projects.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:

None

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