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Theories of Career Development

Strategic Career Development introduces students to traditional and emerging career development theory and its application to workplace issues. Theories such as trait and factor type developmental psychodynamic work adjustment life-span social learning and career decision-making are covered using a system theory approach. Additional topics include organizational career development application of theory to modern problems and issues and contemporary issues in career development. The course is participative and draws heavily on case studies role-playing self-assessment and group work to understand the theory and workplace application issues.