Course Description: This course introduces students to the study of the educational, psychological, intellectual, social, and health-related factors that impact lifelong learning, well-being, and success. Students engage topics such as motivation, critical thinking, learning strategies, time management, communication strategies, career exploration and educational planning by means of active learning strategies such as classroom activities and discussions, peer presentations, real world scenarios and collaborative problem solving assignments.
Note: Credit only given for either Counseling 40 or Personal Development 40, but not both. UC Credit Limit: 20 and 40 combined. Maximum credit one course.
Course Student Learning Outcome (SLO)s: Time Management: Students will be able to use time management strategies to develop a weekly schedule that supports their academic goals.
A few words from Counseling 40 Instructors: Counseling 40 is a comprehensive study skills and success course. It covers some career exploration (similar to Counseling 8 and 20) but its primary focus is essential student success skills such as learning styles, note taking, reading and understanding education planning.