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General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

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INDS500: Theory in Interdisciplinary Studies

 Course Description: Guides students in exploration of dominant theoretical paradigms currently used in applied social science studies. Draws from theories used in anthropology, communication studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. Places special emphasis on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and on theories guiding applied research.  Credits: 3.00

INDS500: Theory in Interdisciplinary Studies

 Course Description: Guides students in exploration of dominant theoretical paradigms currently used in applied social science studies. Draws from theories used in anthropology, communication studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. Places special emphasis on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and on theories guiding applied research.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 5, 2017 November 5, 2017 TBD Online
February 5, 2018 April 15, 2018 TBD Online
September 10, 2018 November 18, 2018 TBD Online

INDS505: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

 Course Description: Introduces communication strategies designed to enhance clear and effective written discourse at the graduate level across disciplines. Examines the basic principles of successful scholarly writing, including those specific to the students’ own disciplines, and the critical analysis of academic research and discourse. Students will write a critical literature review through a series of research and writing assignments in an interactive online environment.  Credits: 3.00

INDS505: Academic Writing and Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

 Course Description: Introduces communication strategies designed to enhance clear and effective written discourse at the graduate level across disciplines. Examines the basic principles of successful scholarly writing, including those specific to the students’ own disciplines, and the critical analysis of academic research and discourse. Students will write a critical literature review through a series of research and writing assignments in an interactive online environment.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
June 26, 2017 August 27, 2017 2371.67 Online
April 30, 2018 July 8, 2018 TBD Online
November 26, 2018 February 10, 2019 TBD Online

INDS510: Social Science Research Methods

 Course Description: Introduces students to qualitative and quantitative research methods commonly used in the social sciences. Emphasizes applied research projects designed from interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary or transdisciplinary perspectives. Covers basic research process, research topics and questions, research design, accessing and evaluating research, common methodologies, data collection, ethics, and analysis interpretation and communication of research results.  Credits: 3.00

INDS510: Social Science Research Methods

 Course Description: Introduces students to qualitative and quantitative research methods commonly used in the social sciences. Emphasizes applied research projects designed from interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary or transdisciplinary perspectives. Covers basic research process, research topics and questions, research design, accessing and evaluating research, common methodologies, data collection, ethics, and analysis interpretation and communication of research results.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 6, 2017 January 28, 2018 TBD Online
September 4, 2018 November 11, 2018 TBD Online
February 4, 2019 April 14, 2019 TBD Online