HDEV 105 (Self-Esteem) Syllabus and Outline

HDEV 105 (2 credits)
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:10 - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Carole Mackewich
Office: Gaiser Hall, Room 204 E
Phone: (360) 992-2446
Email: cmackewich@clark.edu

Campus-Wide Abilities:
Clark College has identified six campus-wide abilities that form the foundation of our students' educational emphasis: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Information Technology; Communication; Life-Long Learning; Effective Citizenship and Global/Multicultural Awareness. This course will focus on the abilities of Life-Long learning, Communication, and Critical Thinking.

Course Objectives:
This is an interactive course designed to help you gain a better understanding of your personal needs and wants as they relate to the concept of positive self-regard. when completed, you should be able to:

1. Understand the nature of self-esteem and the factors that influence the development of self-esteem. (Life-Long Learning)

2. Recognize self-defeating beliefs and behaviors that my prevent you from progressing in your personal growth.

3. Begin to accurately self-assess strengths and capabilities. (Life-Long Learning and Critical Thinking)

4. Identify ways to enhance self-esteem in order to maintain a process of on-going personal growth. (Life-Long Learning and Communication)

5. Recognize and develop communication skills appropriate for enhancing your self-esteem and personal growth. (Life-Long Learning and communication)

6. Develop a plan of action to reach your goals for personal growth and development. (Life-Long Learning and Critical Thinking)

Students can earn credit (S) or no credit (U) in this class.

Self-Esteem (Written by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning.) This text is $6.00, and is available in the Clark Bookstore. It is required and chapters and exercises from the text are assigned each week.

Course Requirements:
In order to receive credit, students must meet the following requirements:

1. Attendance: This class is an interactive series of activities that must include all students. Attendance is required. Students must contact the instructor regarding any absence. If a student has more than two unexcused absences, they may not receive credit.

2. Personal Assessment: A variety of assessment tools and exercises are utilized in class and assigned as part of the student's weekly Journal requirement. All exercises and assessments are required and due on the date indicated in the outline.

Classroom Etiquette:
Students are expected to treat each other with kindness and respect. In addition, please note these additional classroom rules designed to make our learning community a good and safe place to share ideas and try our new behaviors.

1. Please turn off all cell phones. Our class sessions are only 50 minutes long. Calls must be taken before or after class.

2. Side conversations: Every time you speak to a neighbor while a colleague or your instructor is speaking, you are being rude and missing important information. Please refrain from side conversations. There will be ample opportunity for small group discussion throughout the quarter.

3. Please arrive on time and stay until the end of class. Two late arrivals or early departures will count as one absence. Students who are chronically late may not receive credit for this class.

4. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about tanything regarding this class. I want each of you to have a positive experience and look forward to each class session. Unless you tell me otherwise, that is my assumption.

5. Please participate! Each of us has something to learn, and each of us has something to teach. Please be willing to try out some new ways of being and share your experiences with us!

Any student with a disability requiring auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations should contact the Disability Support Services Office at 992-2580 or stop by their office in Gaiser Hall.

Self-Esteem Course Outline:

Week 1:
Introductions, Expectations and Course Requirements
The Nature of Self-Esteem

Read Chapter 1 and Complete Journal Entry #1.

Week 2:
Accurate Self-assessment and Affirmations

Read Chapter 4 and Complete Journal Entry #2.

Week 3:
Self Assessment and Affirmations, Continued
Video: Self Acceptance; The Key to Self-Esteem

Read Chapter 2 and Complete Journal Entry #3.

Week 4:
The Pathological Critic
Disarming the Critic

Read Chapter 3 and Complete Journal Entry #4

Week 5:
Cognitive Distortions
Video: You're in Charge of your Life: Believe it or Not!

Read Chapter 5 and Complete Journal Entry #5.

Week 6:
The "Shoulds" and Values Clarification

Read Chapter 7 and complete Journal Entry #6

Week 7:
Setting Goals

Homework: No Homework for this Week! :o)

Week 8:
Compassion and "Find a Bigger Problem."

Read Chapter 6 and Complete Journal Entry #7

Week 9:
Locus of Control and Constraint Analysis
Video: Your Present Thinking Creates Future Events

Complete Journal Entry #8

Week 10:
Asking For What You Want

Read Chapter 10 and Complete Journal Entry #9

Pixel Shim
Pixel Shim