COUN-119: Issues in Personal Growth

Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Issues in Personal Growth
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Examines how to identify barriers to personal growth and how to overcome those barriers to find friendship, love and happiness.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Personal Growth.
    • Define the phrase "personal growth."
    • Demonstrate strategies to measure one's personal growth.
    • Analyze personal growth by using the victim triangle.
  2. Barriers to Personal Growth.
    • Analyze sabotaging behaviors such as: self-defeatism, perfectionism, depression, criticism, being a victim, being a persecutor and living without purpose.
  3. Overcoming Barriers to Personal Growth.
    • Role play how to promote the following positive behaviors: being positive, building confidence, raising one's self-esteem, following through on commitments and accepting responsibilities as well as consequences.
  4. Strategies for Personal Growth.
    • Establish achievable goals.
    • Discuss how to surround one's self with positive people network.
    • Explain how to be friendly to people.
    • Explain how to live and work with a sense of passion.
    • Describe how to take care of one's own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
Assessment of student learning may include, but not be limited to, writing assignments, special research projects, inventories and oral reports.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date