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The Human Development department at Compton College is dedicated to offering a variety of Human Development courses designed to enhance student success in college by introducing or strengthening skills necessary to reach education and career goals.  

 

Department Faculty

Dr. Roza Ekimyan
rekimyan@elcamino.edu
310-900-1600 ex 2557

Jasmine Phillips
jphillips@elcamino.edu
310-900-1600 ex 2555

 

Course OFFERINGS

Human Development 101 (formerly Human Development 8)
Orientation to College and Educational Planning

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52B and English A or ESL 53C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides students with the information, skills, and resources necessary for successful educational experiences. Students will become aware of their responsibilities as students in a diverse college setting, develop an understanding of their individual learning styles, create realistic and obtainable educational and career goals, develop skills in managing time to achieve goals, and learn how to create a support network using college resources and services.

 

Human Development 105 (formerly Human Development 5)
Career and Life Planning

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52B and English A or ESL 53C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an introduction to career and life planning, including an exploration of core values, skills, personality traits, life stages and experiences.  Students will develop a career and life plan by applying career planning techniques and decision-making strategies.  Emphasis will be placed on awareness of psychological, sociological, and physiological factors related to  career and life satisfaction.

 

Human Development 110 (formerly Human Development 10)
Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52B and English A or ESL 53C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides an exploration of cognitive, psychological, social and physical factors influencing success in college and in life.  Topics include personal responsibility, critical thinking, motivations, self-efficacy, self-awareness, lifelong learning, self-management, health and wellness, interpersonal communication in a diverse world, and educational planning.

 

Human Development 115
Career Development Across the Lifespan

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52B or English A or ESL 53C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU,

This course offers a comprehensive approach to career development across the lifespan. Theories of career and life development provide a framework for understanding vocational choice, work satisfaction, and career transition. Psychological and sociological factors influencing education, career and personal decision-making, career assessment tools for identifying college majors and careers, as well as the knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary for success in a diverse workplace will be discussed. The course also reviews changing global environments, labor market trends, career research, and job search strategies.

 

 

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