Multicultural Student Life

Peer Mentor Course

Counselor Education 205: “Peer Mentorship & Student Development”

Instructor:               Dametraus Jaggers, Associate Director

Course Goals:
This course is designed to prepare undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville to serve as mentors to their peers during the college transition process.  The course will provide students with a knowledge base of college student transition, identity development and leadership theory. In addition, the course will focus on group communication and listening techniques, mentoring and advising skills.

The primary purpose of this course is to facilitate learning opportunities and experiences which will provide students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to serve as effective mentors to peers.  This course will help students gain insight into the importance of the role of a mentor, and the significant impact the mentor role can have on the student experience.  In addition, students will gain a greater understanding of themselves, their peers, and the University.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Class Format
This is a seminar course, which means that you will be highly involved in daily class activities and structured exercises.  In order for the class to be beneficial to you, it is important for all class members to be prepared for class, and actively participate in class discussions and activities.  Students may be asked to perform work in groups outside of class and will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers on assigned topics.


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