GS 110 PORTFOLIO AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINARCampus:
A course designed to facilitate the assessment of prior learning for the purpose of composing and constructing an experiential portfolio. The assessment process consists of individualized exercises that help the student identify acquired skills and competencies and culminates in relating these to coursework as well as to career goals. Emphasis is placed on career planning, exploration and development. This course is required of all students seeking prior experiential learning assessment credit. Students must take the GS 110 Portfolio and Career Development Seminar before their last semester. To register for the seminar, students must be fully matriculated, have earned 36 credits toward their program at St. Joseph’s or elsewhere, have attained a 2.5 index, have met with a P.E.L.A. adviser and have obtained the adviser’s written approval. Deadlines for application are July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring. The P.E.L.A. coordinator reserves the right to limit students’ programs during the semester in which the students are enrolled in the seminar. Prerequisite: ENG 103, approval of P.E.L.A. coordinator. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Pass/No Credit.
GS 400 ADULTS IN TRANSITIONCampus:
Designed for adults, this seminar has two interrelated goals: The first is to provide the opportunity for self-exploration and understanding and the second is to support the development of a life, a career and an educational plan. Selected readings and exercises will focus on adult issues such as adult development through the life cycle, transitions, career exploration and development, life pattern differences between men and women, values and the creation of meaningful, realistic personal goals. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Pass/No Credit.
GS 401 PROBLEM SOLVING FOR PROFESSIONALSCampus:
This course focuses on the methodology of problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the application of various problem-solving models to life experience and professional problems. Students will be asked to contribute problems from their own experience for analysis. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS 402 CRITICAL THINKING FOR PROFESSIONALSCampus:
The goal of this course is to teach students the analytical skills necessary for the assessment and evaluation of arguments, reports, newspaper articles and editorials, as well as the application of these skills to the decision-making process attending their professional activities. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS/HA 404 ADMINISTRATION AND THE LIBERAL ARTSCampus:
This course focuses on the relationship between the liberal arts and the issues related to administration. With perspectives provided by the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this course explores the rise of the management dynamic; the growth of technology and industrial power; administrative styles; the effect of corporate and organizational life on the individual and society; the conflict between power and responsibility. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100 or HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS 406 COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNINGCampus:
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage in academic community service while reflecting on their experiences. Students will explore service-learning theory and civic engagement through class discussion and online forums. Together, the class will learn the processes of social change, community empowerment and intervention strategies to remedy relevant social justice issues. An important focus of the course is on improving cultural sensitivity and fostering socioeconomic understanding. Current topics will be presented and analyzed in the context of service learning. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS/CHA 423 PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENTCampus:
This course provides a survey of the methods used in the training and career development of employees in the service of individual and organizational effectiveness. Central to the course is its focus on planning, designing and implementing an overall training and development effort for an organization. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS/CHA 424 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUESCampus:
This course focuses on conducting a specific training and development program, including developing a needs analysis, creating program objectives, selecting an appropriate teaching methodology, identifying instructional aids and developing an evaluation instrument. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS 427 SPECIAL TOPICSCampus:
This course provides students with the opportunity to participate in a focused exploration of a current topic pertaining to their field. Students may not earn more than 5 credits by taking CHA 426 or GS 427. Three 1-credit options are not equivalent to a 3-credit course and cannot be applied to the requirement of major electives. 1 hour a week, 1 semester, 1 credit.
GS/CHA 468 PRACTICUM IN TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENTCampus:
A supervised internship in training and staff development is made available to students on an individual basis. Approval required. Placements are arranged by students and instructor. Required courses for the training and staff development certificate. Hours to be arranged. Typically no evenings or weekends. 3 credits.