Career Psychology

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Career Psychology

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    IPS 231 serves as an introduction to the field of career psychology. At the end of the course students should be able to:
     Explain the concept: Career;
     Discuss the evolving concept of career development.
     Identify and discuss relevant career development issues and its impact on both individuals and organizations;
     Discuss the dimensions of the Career Cycle;
     List and discuss the life cycle of an individual and the impact of each stage on his/her career;
     Discuss the various stages of career development;
     Identify and discuss the challenges related to each of the career development stages;
     Explain the role of the organization and the individual with regard to career development

    Main Content
     Understand the meaning of work
     Career concepts and a Career Management Model
     Career Choice
     Career Anchors
     Life and Career Stages
     Organizational Choice
     Changes in organizations and implications for careers
     Organizational Support
     Career Issues

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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