1-Credit Courses

Professional Development Courses for Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions

ASPD 2000 Professional Development – 1 Credit

Monday: 3 to 4:15 PM (ASPD 2000-003)

Tuesday: 2:30 to 3:45 PM (ASPD 2000-001)

Wednesday: 3 to 4:15 PM (ASPD 2000-007)

Thursday: 2:30 to 3:45 PM (ASPD 2000-004); 4 to 5:15 PM (ASPD 2000-002); and 4 to 5:15 PM (ASPD 2000-005 -- Section Reserved for Science Majors)

Learn how to create a professional résumé, research internships and professional positions, conduct an informational interview, answer job interview questions, network with alumni, and create a professional development plan. Learn how to market the skills you are developing as a student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences effectively for professional positions.

ASPD 2001-001 Introduction to Professional Writing – 1 Credit

Tuesday, 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Learn the hallmarks of effective professional writing: How to target an audience while writing clearly, concisely, and persuasively. Gain valuable professional writing experience directly transferable to writing in internships and professional positions.

ASPD 2003-001 Professional Communication – 1 Credit

Thursday, 10 to 11:15 a.m.
This course provides a foundation for leadership studies and professional speaking. You will enhance your professional communication by learning various perspectives that will deepen your understanding of leadership and enable you to succeed in a diverse, ever-changing workplace.

ASPD 2004 – 001 Social Networking – 1 Credit

Wednesday, 1:30 to 2:45 PM
Making connections and staying connected has never been easier with sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Learn how to harness the power of social media for professional gain and become a savvy social networker.

ASPD 2005 – 001 Networking for Success – 1 Credit

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Learn the importance and relevance of networking for your professional success. This course is designed for students who want to identify, understand, and develop personal strengths and relationships to explore and expand professional opportunities.

EGEN 2100 – Creativity & Innovation – 1 Credit

Day/Time – To Be Added
Students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, VSB, and Engineering will work on team-based projects designed to help them understand and deal with the variables that impact creativity and innovation. Students will gain marketable project management and collaboration experience while working on a creative project.

 

Contact Information

Office for Undergraduate Students
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Saint Augustine Center 107
Phone: 610-519-3900
Email: as-ous@villanova.edu
Fax: 610-519-6322

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