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Course Code: 
PCG 347
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Course Objectives: 
This is an interactive cooperative learning course bin which topics are presented by the instructor, discussed and analyzed critically in the classroom according to the needs and the interests of the students to upgrade the understanding about career counseling with its both theoretical and practical aspects.
Course Content: 
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to career counseling theories, procedures and techniques, career assessment tools, career development, and sources of occupational information. Emphasis is placed on empirically-based theories, theoretically based counseling interventions, and current issues in the world of work and vocational counseling.


Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study ork
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Written exam, 2. multiple-choice test, 3. Fill in the blanks, 4. True False, 5. Oral examination, 6. Portfolio

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Evaluation Techniques
1)Understand the major theories of career development 1, 2,3,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
2)Know about the structure of occupations, and individual and societal issues in career development, including multicultural and gender issues 1, 2,3,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
3) Know the major sources of career and educational information available through internet, computer-based guidance systems and printed materials 1, 2,3,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
4) Have the competency in administering and interpreting rpinted and computer-based assessments of career interests, beliefs and values 1, 2,3 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
5) Have the ability to integrate career development theory and assessment results with career counseling interventions 1, 2,3 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3



Course Flow

Week Topics Preparation
1 General Introduction to the Course  
2 Basic Concepts of Career Counseling  
3 Basic Knowledge for Career Counseling  
4 Theories of Career Decision-making  
5 Theories of Adult Career Development  
6 Counseling Theories  
7 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Career Counseling  
8 Practices in Career Counseling  
9 Career Counseling Process  
10 The Skills Involved for Career Counseling  
11 Assessment Tools and Techniques for Career Counseling  
12 Career Information  
13 Using Information and Communications Technology  
14 Ethical Issues  



Recommended Sources

Required Reading Kidd, M. Jennifer. 2006. Understanding Career Counseling.
Recommended Reading Yeşilyaprak, Binnur. Mesleki Rehberlik ve Kariyer Danışmanlığı: Kuramdan Uygulamaya. Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık.




Homework 2 40
Mıd-Term 1 20
Final 1 40
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Success Grade   40
Contribution of Term (Year) Learning Activities to Success Grade   60
Total   100



Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Having knowledge of past, basic though and principles of the PCG, and implementing PCG       X    
2 Comprehending meaning and importance of the coordination, consultation/consulting and supervision in the PCG field, and implementing them       X    
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them     X      
4 Learning to accept everyone as they are / with all kind of features by the multicultural approach            
5 Learning theories/information about cultural awareness, cultural social justice, solution of conflicts, and other cultural behaviors; for development and health of human soul, mind and body, and implementing them            
6 Learning theories related to the development, learning and personality development so as to facilitate positive development and wellness of individual for his/her life time, and implementing them            
7 Understanding the environmental factors affecting normal and abnormal behaviors, psychopathology, disability conditions and crisis during his/her development process,            
8 Learning and implementing the career consulting, processes, techniques and sources, career development and decision-making model so as to include those applied to certain groups in the global economy       X    
9 Learning psychological consulting theories, being aware and use of intervention techniques suitable for counselees in practice            
10 Learning group process, roles and behaviors of group members, group working, therapeutic factors, and principles and techniques of group dynamics containing developmental stages            




COURSE CATEGORY Lecture on Specialized Field
Activities Number Duration
Work Load
Duration (hour) 15 2 30
Prestudy 15 2 30
Homework 1 2 1
Mid-Term 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload     65
Total Workload / 25 (h)     2.4
ECTS Credit     2