Beyond120 courses are designed to help prepare you for the experiential learning opportunities and to teach you how to make the most of them. These courses are available to any student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and can serve as an effective foundation for your career journey. Contact Beyond120@advising.ufl.edu for additional information or assistance with course selection.
Professional Development Coursework
Prepares students for study abroad and other international experiences. Identifies program and funding opportunities that meet student interests and goals. Cultivates intercultural competencies. Facilitates design of globalized program of study that integrates personal, academic, and professional development. Appropriate for students in Liberal Arts and Sciences who have not studied abroad.
Fall 2022 Syllabus (PDF, 261 KB)
This course will help students find research opportunities and acquire research skills. Topics covered will include formulating research questions, drafting project proposals, cultivating professional relationships with faculty, presenting at conferences, and getting published. Students will also engage with the wider research community through laboratory tours, visits to archives and special collections, faculty guest speakers, and Q&A sessions with experienced undergraduate researchers.
Fall 2022 Syllabus (PDF, 484 KB)
This course will provide guidance on how students can prepare to be a healthcare professional and apply to health graduate programs. It will also introduce students to current topics in healthcare in a holistic, mind-body-spirit context including exploration of the patient/family experience, and one’s self as related to healthcare issues and topics. The use of the word ‘medicine’ in this course is all encompassing to include all healthcare professions.
This course serves as an introduction to personal and professional development. Students engage with multiple theories of career development, practice transferable skills, cultivate professional abilities such as resume-writing and interviewing, and identify the connections between these skills, themselves, and industries of interest.
What does it mean to come of age as a young professional in today’s society? How do characteristics, challenges, perspectives, and responsibilities change as today’s students enter adulthood? This course explores these questions by grounding the contemporary concept of “adulting” in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students will engage with mythology, media, and historical perspectives to examine time management, personal finance, career development, civic participation, and other challenging but crucial elements of contemporary adult life.
Spring 2022 Syllabus (PDF, 283 KB)
This course will assist students in the process of becoming a more confident and competitive professional. By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the process of influencing and motivation others, identify successful leadership and management strategies, understand the principles of brand identity, and develop situational and cultural awareness in the workplace.
Seminar for those pursuing a profession in healthcare. Holistically explore and analyze health-related topics in humanities and social sciences via multimedia, stories, speakers, reading, and discussion to have greater insight, sensitivity, and understanding in human dimensions and individual worldviews related to health.
This course is designed for anyone who is thinking about graduate school in the future and would like to enhance their preparation and make a more informed decision. The course provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding of graduate programs, plan ahead, and reflect on whether graduate school is the right path for you. Students will learn about the graduate school application process, different types of graduate programs, the day-to-day life of graduate students, and how to effectively prepare for a future in graduate study today.
Co-Taught with FBI Agent and UF alumnus Carlos Colon, this course will introduce students to careers in the FBI.
Co-Taught with UF alumna Dr. Pascale Attalah, this course will cover pressing issues for women in STEM fields.
Although we may not realize it, the law permeates our everyday lives in tangible and significant ways. This course will look at potential legal issues in certain literary texts. The focus of the course will entail analyzing these legal issues, taking a position on them, and writing persuasive legal briefs in support of these positions. Students will perform virtual mock trials, hearings, and depositions both during and at the end of each unit and present the arguments made in their legal briefs before a live jury.
Fall 2022 Syllabus (PDF, 280 KB)
Taught by Associate Dean Dr. Brian Harfe, this course is an introduction to clearly and effectively presenting data. You will learn techniques to ensure audience comprehension, how to correct common data presentation mistakes, and ultimately how to present data professionally through any medium.
Fall 2022 Syllabus (PDF, 293 KB)
People learn best when they are encouraged to ask questions and express their opinions on course content. This is especially true in courses that deal with provocative or contemporary issues. Understanding them is essential to make economic, cultural, and societal contributions to today’s complex world. Guidelines can help instructors and students as they work together to fulfill the mission of the University of Florida, which includes the exploration of intellectual boundaries, the creation of new knowledge, and the pursuit of new ideas.
Fall 2022 Syllabus (PDF, 284 KB)
International Internships provide students with opportunities to integrate classroom knowledge, skills and methods with professional roles, responsibilities and activities in supervised settings abroad. IDS4940 is a 0-3 credit, web-based course designed to complement your international internship experience through guided reflection, critical analysis, synthesis and discussion. This course is offered for academic credit, graded on a pass/fail basis, and fulfills upper division elective credit requirements.
If interested in pursuing internship credit through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please review and submit the application below to email@example.com. We encourage you to apply early. All applications must be in and processed no later than:
- Summer C 2022 deadline: Thursday May 5th, by 11:59 p.m. (later applications may be accepted through May 13th, however, you may be assessed a $100 late registration fee if this is our only Summer C course). Your International Center application must also be completed prior to May 5th so we can add IDS4940 to your schedule before the end of regular registration. To begin the application process with the International Center please contact the study abroad advisor for the region in which your internship will be located.
IDS4940 International Internship Summer C Syllabus (Subject to change. Note there is flexibility with assignment dates if needed to accommodate your internship dates.)
Internships provide students with opportunities to integrate classroom knowledge, skills and methods with professional roles, responsibilities and activities in supervised settings. IDS4940 is a 1-3 credit, web-based course designed to complement your internship experience through guided reflection, critical analysis, synthesis and discussion. This course is offered for academic credit, graded on a pass/fail basis and fulfills upper division elective credit requirements.
If interested in pursuing internship credit through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please review and submit an application below to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to apply early.
Here you will find interactive lessons that cover a range of skills to assist with your professional development. The lessons are grouped by the eight career readiness competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. New lessons are added all the time, so check back frequently for more content. Among the competencies covered are:
- Resilience and Grit
- Professional Materials
- Decision Making
- Communication for Professional Development
- Goal Setting
"Professional Pathways was an engaging and practical course that taught me how to better navigate my professional future both in college and in the corporate world. My greatest takeaways were tips and guidance on choosing a field, building an appropriate resume, and presenting myself effectively during an interview, all ubiquitous challenges that every student will face as he or she moves toward a career in adult life. I can’t recommend the course enough!"
"Professional Pathways" course
“The Art of Adulting was one of the most beneficial classes I’ve ever taken. I learned that everyone’s journey into adulthood is different, and this course helps you figure out what your path to what being an adult looks like. I highly encourage you to take this course.”
"Art of Adulting" course
"Introduction to the Pre-health Process has prepared me for a future in medicine not only by showing me how to develop myself for the application process, but also by helping me understand why I personally aspire for this career. Each of us has a unique passion driving us, and the better we understand it the more our paths fall into place. In this way, Introduction to the Pre-health Process makes you a more competitive applicant as you better understand yourself and what you can bring to medicine."
"Introduction to the Pre-Health Process" course