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Course Description


Emotional Intelligence (also referred to as EI and EQ) is about an individual's ability to recognize and regulate their own emotions and the emotions of others in order to achieve their goals. This course will explore various models of EQ, the ethics of incorporating EI assessments and training in various situations, criticisms of the EQ concept and components of EI, and how to strengthen your own Emotional Intelligence. By learning about EQ, you can better determine whether or not your business or company would benefit from EQ training, learn how to strengthen your own EI skills, and understand the relationship between personality and Emotional Intelligence as well as the role that EI plays in those with personality or psychiatric disorders and those on the autism spectrum.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Lesson 2: Personality and EQ

Lesson 3: The Ability Model of EI

Lesson 4: The Trait Model of EI

Lesson 5: The Mixed Model of Emotional Intelligence

Lesson 6: The Bar-On Model of Emotional Social Intelligence and the Genos Model

Lesson 7: Criticism of the Theoretical Foundation and Measures of Assessment of Emotional Intelligence

Lesson 8: Emotional Intelligence, Personality Disorders, and Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Lesson 9: EQ and Personal Relationships

Lesson 10: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Lesson 11: Improving your Emotional Intelligence

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class .

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define emotional intelligence.
  • Know personality traits and emotional intelligence.
  • Describe the Ability Model of emotional intelligence.
  • Identify the Trait Model of emotional intelligence.
  • Know the Mixed Model of emotional intelligence.
  • Know the Bar-On Model of Emotional Social Intelligence and the Genos Model.
  • Describe the criticism of the Theoretical Foundation and Measures of Assessment of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Know emotional intelligence and people with personality disorders.
  • Know emotional intelligence in the workplace.
  • Describe ways on improving your own emotional intelligence, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Exam9
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam6
Lesson 4 Exam8
Lesson 5 Exam8
Lesson 6 Exam8
Lesson 7 Exam8
Lesson 8 Exam9
Lesson 9 Exam9
Lesson 10 Exam8
Lesson 11 Exam8
The Final Exam64
Total Points:156

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