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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2003-2005

Department of Counselor Education

184 Faculty Office Building
(585) 395-2258

Chairperson and Associate Professor: Susan R. Seem; Professor: Muhyi Shakoor; Assistant Professors: Jeff Cochran, Patricia Goodspeed, Thomas Hernandez, Leslie McCulloch.


The department does not offer an undergraduate academic major. A few courses, however, are offered for the undergraduate student. For information on graduate degrees in Counselor Education, refer to the Graduate Catalog.


Counselor Education Courses

EDC 201 Career/Life Planning (B). For adults desiring to determine future goals. Allows students to assess their ideal goals, interests, abilities and skills through class discussion, assigned readings and papers. Allows students to decide on future directions. 1 Cr.

EDC 301 Introduction to Counseling (B). Explores the philosophical basis of counseling. Requires students to identify and understand five counseling theories and five interpersonal skills, and to demonstrate basic competence in interpersonal relations. 3 Cr.

EDC 302 Achieving Helping Relationships in College Residence Halls (B). Explores the role and responsibilities of the college resident assistant. Allows students to develop and practice the skills of assertiveness, conflict management, empathic listening, helping, self-awareness and self-disclosure. Allows these skills to be applied to the college environment and to current issues facing college resident assistants. 3 Cr. Every Semester

EDC 418 Conferencing Skills (B). Explores the knowledge and skills related to conferencing with students, parents and others. Includes communication models with an emphasis on applying the knowledge to conferencing skills. Entails demonstrations, simulations and role-playing activities. Not applicable as an elective in the Counselor Education program. 3 Cr.


The information in this publication was current as of December 2002 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at for current information.