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Personal Development Courses

We have identified graduate courses that, based on their description in Explore Courses, appear to align with VPGE's Graduate Professional Development Framework or with our Preparing for Faculty Careers, Interdisciplinary Learning, or Diversity Initiatives portfolios. 

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Please note that courses may have prerequisites or limited enrollment or may require permission from the instructor. You should contact the instructor if you have specific questions. The VPGE office does not have any influence over the courses offered by departments.

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
AFRICAAM 245 (section 1)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development (CSRE 245, EDUC 245, PSYCH 245A)

This seminar will explore the impact and relative salience of racial/ethnic identity on select issues including: discrimination, social justice, mental health and academic...

2020-2021 Winter
Monday
10:00am - 12:50pm
Remote
BIOS 225 (section 1)
Diversity and Inclusion in Science

Introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace (e.g. implicit bias and stereotype threat)....

2020-2021 Spring
BIOS 282 (section 1)
Clarifying Career Choices: Your Self-Reflective Research Project

Using the ADAPT Integrated Development Model, this course will focus on the areas of Development and Awareness. It is designed for students who aspire to gain clarity and...

2020-2021 Winter
CSRE 245 (section 1)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development (AFRICAAM 245, EDUC 245, PSYCH 245A)

This seminar will explore the impact and relative salience of racial/ethnic identity on select issues including: discrimination, social justice, mental health and academic...

2020-2021 Winter
Monday
10:00am - 12:50pm
Remote
EARTH 200A (section 1)
Your Professional Development

Navigating the transition from student to professional is a daunting and often times unpredictable journey. This course is designed to help start the process of career...

2020-2021 Autumn
Wednesday
1:00pm - 2:20pm
Remote
EDUC 245 (section 1)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development (AFRICAAM 245, CSRE 245, PSYCH 245A)

This seminar will explore the impact and relative salience of racial/ethnic identity on select issues including: discrimination, social justice, mental health and academic...

2020-2021 Winter
Monday
10:00am - 12:50pm
Remote
EDUC 377C (section 1)
Philanthropy, Inclusivity and Leadership

(Same as GSBGEN 581) A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything-time, expertise, networks, credibility, influence, dollars, experience-in any amount to create a better...

2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
2:50pm - 5:50pm
EDUC 426 (section 1)
Unleashing Personal Potential: Behavioral Science and Design Thinking Applied to Self (PSYCH 264)

This course facilitates the application of the methods, theories, and findings of behavioral science to students own lives and improvement projects. It does so by...

2020-2021 Spring
Thursday
4:30pm - 7:20pm
Remote
ENGR 248 (section 2)
Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions (ENGR 148)

Examines how leaders tackle significant events that occur in high-growth entrepreneurial companies. Students prepare their minds for the difficult entrepreneurial...

2020-2021 Winter
Monday
4:00pm - 6:50pm
Remote
ENGR 248 (section 1)
Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions (ENGR 148)

Examines how leaders tackle significant events that occur in high-growth entrepreneurial companies. Students prepare their minds for the difficult entrepreneurial...

2020-2021 Winter
Monday
1:00pm - 3:50pm
Remote

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