HD 125 Motivation and Empowerment • V1-3 Cr.


Students identify and analyze unique sources of motivation to improve attainment of goals in academic and personal realms of life. Students critically examine their strengths, values, and goals. Students develop tools for taking personal responsibility, and accessing intrinsic sources of motivation to reach their highest potential in school and life.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and examine four strengths using the dependable strengths articulation process.
  • Describe how dependable strengths apply to student's academic goals and personal relationships.
  • Define and apply the definition of "resiliency" to student's own lived experiences.
  • Compare and contrast intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation.
  • Identify one short-term goal and one long-term goal.
  • Critically analyze the quote, "Whatever we focus on becomes our reality," which is demonstrated in course films and discussions.
  • Critically evaluate language and actions that reflect both Creators and Victim mentalities.
  • Explain what "taking personal responsibilty" means, and apply this concept to academic and/or personal challenges.
  • Develop feasible action plan for short and long term goals




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