1-Credit Courses

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

Spring 2016 Course Descriptions

ASPD 2000 Professional Development – 1 Credit

Monday: 11:30-12:20 (ASPD 2000-007)

Tuesday: 11:30-12:45 (ASPD 2000-004), 2:30-3:45 (ASPD 2000-001),

Wednesday: 11:30-12:20 (ASPD 2000-005), 1:30-2:45 (ASPD 2000-006), 4:30-5:45 (ASPD 2000-003),  

Thursday: 1:00-2:15 (ASPD 2000-008), 1:00-2:15 (ASPD 2000-009), 2:30-3:45 (ASPD 2000-007), 4:00-5:15 (ASPD 2000-002)

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

Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 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 2002-001 The Legal Profession – 1 Credit
Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Investigate areas of law and potential legal paths as you learn what it means to “think like a lawyer.” Learn how to maneuver successfully through the application process and how to transition well to the challenges of law school.

ASPD 2003-001 Professional Communication – 1 Credit

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.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

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
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, 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 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.


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