Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 044 - ABC’s of Adulthood

Lower division
Full credit
MTuThF, 9:15 AM - 11:50 AM

“What are the secrets to a successful career? How do I create a personal brand? How do I make money?” ABCs of Adulthood directly connects theory and practice with project-based learning. Each section is designed so that completed projects will produce a portfolio of guides and strategies to take forward into learners’ future lives and careers. We will explore the intersection between structure and agency as it affects personal and professional development. For example, we will study the economics and history of work and wage-earning (with an emphasis on gender and race) in the United States. How can we understand the labor market in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution? What does work mean under capitalism? How can we nurture self-care while negotiating structural inequalities? We will use these, and other tools, to examine learners’ potential career paths while identifying industry salary and wage gaps. By setting goals and strategies for salary negotiation, for example, learners will be empowered moving forward in their personal and professional lives.

Instructor(s):  Pasha Sabouri
Email: pashasabouri@gmail.com 

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  None
Course Fee:  None

Credits: 1

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