Course Content and Outcome Guide for CG 0693

Course Number:
CG 0693
Course Title:
Confidence Building
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Course Description

Helps students explore the concept of self-confidence: how it is learned, how it can be developed and how it is sabotaged. Ideas, tools and techniques are introduced that will help students in their development of a stronger self-image. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1.  Identify the characteristics that build or reduce self-confidence.
2.  Understand decision-making techniques.
3.  Construct a plan for evaluating negative self-talk (inner critic).
4.  Identify sources of support.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate the learning outcomes by the following tasks
conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:

1.      Complete and evaluate a self-confidence inventory.

2.      Maintain and evaluate a personal journal.

3.      Participate in various in-class individual and small group activities including role plays.

4.      Compile a list of personal support networks.

5.      Write a personal reflection paper that describes the tools the student will utilize to increase self-confidence. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The following list indicates the topics that will be covered in the course.

1.      Factors that contribute to the development of self-confidence.

2.      How emotions impact thinking and self-confidence.

3.      Describe one€™s own characteristics and values.

4.      How to create support networks.

5.      Role plays to promote self-awareness.

6.      Strategies for improving self-understanding.

7.      Role of feedback from others in the development of self-confidence.

8.      How self-confidence is maintained and changed.