National University of Sciences and Technology
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Campus C3A
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Code CCE - 803
Credit Hours 2
Pre-Requisutes None
Course Objectives
  • To examine the nature of ‘career’ and the range of factors which influence individuals’ career development.
  • To introduce the principles and practice of career counseling and the inter-relationships between career information, advice, guidance, counseling, coaching and career-related learning.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of classic and contemporary career development theories from a range of discipline areas.
  • To integrate and apply these career development theories in a variety of contexts and practices.
Detail Content
  • The course covers topics including: Definitions of career
  • Introduction to career development support, influences on career development
  • Theory and practice, overview of contemporary and classic perspectives on career development, matching career development theories
  • Developmental career development theories, contextual career development theories
  • Learning-based career development theories, narrative-based career development theories
  • Psychodynamic perspectives on career development, case studies
  • Career development theories and their relationship to models of counselling
Text/Ref Books
  • Inkson, K. (2007). Understanding Careers: the Metaphors of Working Lives. London: Sage.
  • Arthur, M.B., Hall, D.T. and Lawrence, B.S. (eds.) (1989).Handbook of Career Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Athanasou, J.A. and Esbroeck, R.V. (eds.) (2008).International Handbook of Career Guidance. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Brown, D. and Associates (eds.) (2002).Career Choice and Development (4th edn.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Time Schedule Fall 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Ms. Nadia Jahan
MS Career Guidance and Development, UK