Mary Jane's Course Goals

Course: PSYC 4950.03 – Theories of Counseling

Students will:

• Articulate which theoretical orientation they will choose to adopt and explain why. If they select an integrative orientation, they will be specific about which aspects of which theories they are combining, and how those elements logically connect with one another.
• Participate in an immersion experience related to a cultural group different from their own.
• Gather information about cultural issues relevant to a counseling setting through traditional methods (e.g., books, journal articles), as well as non-traditional methods (e.g., posting a request to a counseling listserv). They will understand how to employ these methods in a professional manner.
• Share their understanding of the culture that they are exploring with their classmates through both a formal poster presentation and some additional experiential representation of the culture, such as a language demonstration or a reenactment of a cultural event.

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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One Response to Mary Jane's Course Goals

  1. kcossey says:

    Great start Mary Jane. These goals could cover multiple activities, but are also specific, which is great.

    One idea.
    For Goal 3: Gather information … through traditional methods … [and] non-traditional methods…[and] employ these methods in a professional manner.”

    This seems like an example of when a higher-order goal (employ methods) will necessitate students to ALSO do some lower level work (gather info). In these cases, it is not necessary to list out the lower order goals. It might be better instead to expand on the student “action(s)” that “employing” the methods might cause.

    – Kim Cossey

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