University Bulletin 2016-17

Adult Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • AIS 101
    Theories-Princ Adult Learning
    3 cr

    This course will assist students with clarifying education goals, understanding effective learning methods, and becoming acquainted with university resources, diversity, and culture. It introduces students to basic theories and principles of adult education and development, with emphasis on liberal education. The focus is to develop written and oral skills to enhance student's critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Assists students in defining competencies needed for success in academic study, professional leadership, and career opportunities. Students will develop a working knowledge of Sakai and Skype.

  • AIS 105
    Encounter with the Humanities
    3 cr

    Introduction to the various disciplines within the Humanities with emphasis on the role each plays in a liberal arts education. Identical with CLA 105. Credit cannot be received for both CLA 105 and AIS 105. Core Course.

  • AIS 110
    Encounter the Natural Sciences
    3 cr

    Introduction to the various disciplines within the natural sciences with emphasis on the role each plays in a liberal arts education.

  • AIS 115
    Encounter the Social Sciences
    3 cr

    Introduction to the various disciplines within the social sciences with emphasis on the role each plays in a liberal arts education.

  • AIS 120
    Encounter Fine Perform Arts
    3 cr

    Introduction to the various disciplines within the fine arts with emphasis on the role each plays in a liberal arts education.

  • AIS 125
    Professional Conduct
    3 cr

    Introduces students to primary sources in ethical theory and includes readings and discussions of theories of human nature. Provides a basis for understanding one's rationale for personal moral decisions and offers a foundation for an approach to the ethics of business.

  • AIS 201
    Seasons of Life
    3 cr

    An interdisciplinary media-assisted course in which students study human development from the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial perspectives with special emphasis on the adult years. Through readings, audio, written exercises, and class discussions, students explore the theories and research findings of life span development which enable them to reflect on their own lives as well as the lives of others.

  • AIS 290
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 6 cr

    A variable topics course treating special themes. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • AIS 294
    Dir St -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed study of a topic consistent with the student's individualized program under the supervision of a member of the university faculty.

  • AIS 300
    Analy & Ino Literacy
    3 cr

    Designed for AIS students, this course examines principles of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application to interdisciplinary studies in the social sciences. Emphasis is on the development of functional literacy for information expressed quantitatively and the thoughtful integration of such information into academic and practical research projects.

  • AIS 301
    Intro Interdis Studies (ADP)
    3 cr

    This course introduces students to the field of interdisciplinary studies adult development theory. The course challenges students to connect education with personal development, the workplace, and the community. AIS 301 is required of all ADP students and must be taken before AIS 380. Prerequisite: AIS 101 for students with less than 64 credit hours, an approved graduation plan, and junior or senior standing.

  • AIS 305
    Issues in Human Services
    3 cr

    An interdisciplinary course for students who plan to work in the helping professions (counseling, social work, nursing etc.). Guest speakers from various disciplines present information about their fields. Discussion topics include: similarities and differences in the helping professions, the helping relationship, empathic communication, multicultural and legal issues, and stress and burnout management.

  • AIS 315
    Women's Issues in Workpl-Comm
    3 cr

    This course will examine contemporary issues faced by women in the workplace and the community from an interdisciplinary perspective. Some of the topics to be covered are gender communication issues, developing a leadership plan, playing the game, power talk, conflict management from a woman's point of view, international development, and women, sexuality and labor.

  • AIS 320
    Cultural Competency
    3 cr

    An interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to interactions between diverse groups in teams, communities, and organizations. Reviews research from a variety of disciplines, introduces the history and law of equal opportunity in the U.S., and examines the costs and benefits of diversity. Topics include prejudice, stereotyping, affirmative action, barriers to mobility, discrimination, marginalization, mentoring, cooperative teamwork, and international issues.

  • AIS 350
    Adv Verbal & Written Comm-W
    3 cr

    Builds on the foundation laid in freshman composition, stressing critical thinking, analysis, and research. It aims to prepare students for AIS 380 and other courses requiring extensive research.

    Pre-requisite: ACT English 27( or SAT Critical Reading 550 or University - EH101 Exempt P or EH 101 Minimum Grade of C or EH 110 Minimum Grade of D or EH 190 Minimum Grade of D or USA 010 Minimum Grade of S) and (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • AIS 380
    Research Methods/Thesis Dev-W
    3 cr

    This course prepares the student to design and conduct a senior research project. Focuses on topic selection, research methods, and proposal writing. AIS 380 is required of all students wishing to complete a senior research thesis and must be taken prior to AIS 430. A minimum grade of 'C' is required to pass the course. Prerequisites: AIS 300; AIS 301; AIS 350; approved graduation plan.

    Pre-requisite: AIS 300 Minimum Grade of C and AIS 350 Minimum Grade of C and (AIS 301 Minimum Grade of D or IST 302 Minimum Grade of D)
  • AIS 401
    Adults in Society
    3 cr

    Adults in Society is a media-assisted course that uses print material, videos, written assignments, and class discussions to explore issues which relate to adult development. Using interdisciplinary approach, students will examine the relationship of adults to their families, work and communities.

  • AIS 405
    Issues Ideas-Humanities
    3 cr

    Identification and analysis of current concepts and problems in the humanities and their relation to the needs, values, and operation of modern society.

  • AIS 410
    Issues and Ideas-Nat Science
    3 cr

    Identification and analysis of current concepts and problems in the natural sciences and their relation to the needs, values, and operation of modern society.

  • AIS 415
    Issues Ideas-Social Sciences
    3 cr

    Identification and analysis of current concepts and problems in the social sciences and their relation to the needs, values, and operation of modern society.

  • AIS 420
    Comm Dev and Leadership
    3 cr

    Presents the conceptual foundations of community development and leadership, including basic concepts, methods and literature. Student teams gain practical application through researching an issue and designing a community deliberation to address that issue. The course lays foundations for further study and practice in the field.

  • AIS 425
    Adult Education and Training
    3 cr

    This project-based course explores the interdisciplinary nature of adult education and training. Students will examine its history, philosophy, learning theories, current applications in education institutions and business, and its future as an international and technology-enhanced enterprise.

  • AIS 430
    Senior Research Thesis - W
    3 TO 6 cr

    An in-depth research project in the student's concentration. Provides an opportunity for the student to design a comprehensive research project, analyze and synthesize research data, and develop expertise in a particular subject. AIS 430 is required for all students wishing to complete a senior research thesis.

    Pre-requisite: AIS 380 Minimum Grade of C
  • AIS 490
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 6 cr

    A variable topics course treating special themes. May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • AIS 494
    Dir St -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed Study of a topic consistent with the student's individualized program under the supervision of a member of the university faculty.

  • AIS 499
    Honors Senior Thesis - H - W
    3 OR 6 cr

    A substantial research project reflecting a commitment to genuine scholarship in the student's field of study. Provides an opportunity for the student to design a comprehensive research project, analyze and synthesize research data, and develop expertise in a particular subject. Fulfills the senior project requirement for the honors program.

    Pre-requisite: AIS 380 Minimum Grade of A