UNXD-351-01 Story-knowing and Storytelling
Spring for 2016-2017
“By the time they graduate from college, most students still have not achieved the kind of self-authorship that would allow them to think independently, make choices, and pursue their dreams.” - Marcia B. Baxter Magolda
This course will offer space and structure for seniors in their final semester to develop, integrate, and express a personal narrative that helps them move forward into the world.
Through a critical examination of constructs such as Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett), Chaos Theory of Careers (Pryor & Bright), and Self-Authorship (Baxter Magolda), students will identify a framework to guide their reflection process. Readings, written assignments, group discussion among students, and conversations with participating alumni will facilitate the development of stories related to beliefs about life and work, values, strengths, and relationships with others. Students will create and present a living digital, oral, or written project that can be refined in the years to come.
Exercises will be drawn from Stanford University’s Life Design Lab, Florida State University’s Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, and other sources. There are no course prerequisites for this course, and it is only open to seniors during their final semester.
Course meets on Tuesdays from 5 - 7 PM, January 31 - February 28, and 5 - 7:30 PM on March 14. Last day to add/drop (must visit Registrar's office): February 3.