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Below you will find information about the many courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. Use the filters to narrow your search. The information was last updated on December 26, 2019.
Consent of the instructor is an implicit prerequisite for all courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. There are often additional restrictions designated in the course description, which are denoted by the abbreviations below.
- Prerequisite(s) (P). Each prerequisite listed must be completed as specified in order for the student to enroll in the course. For prerequisite courses, if no grade is specified, a grade of D- or higher is required.
- Corequisite(s) (C). Each corequisite listed must be completed as specified before enrolling in the course or the student must be concurrently enrolled in any corequisite courses.
- Recommendation(s) (R). Each recommendation listed should be completed as specified before enrolling in the course. Students who do not complete the recommendation(s) prior to enrolling in the course may find the course difficult to complete.
- ASCS-Q 275 Professional Portfolio Development (1 cr.) Students create a professional portfolio, an educational tool used for reflection and the practical pursuit of graduate studies and/or career placement. Students incorporate their personal academic experience into a tangible record of their accomplishments in order to communicate the value of their liberal arts education with outside constituents. S/F grading.
- ASCS-Q 294 College to Career I: Explore Your Options (2 cr.) P: Freshman or sophomore standing. Development and integration of self-assessment, career planning, and academic work. Students design and produce an individual career action plan. Through self-assessment instruments, they develop their understanding of their personal values, interests, skills, and personality in relation to their vocational options, academic process, and career projections. S/F grading.
- ASCS-Q 295 Academic and Career Jumpstart (1 cr.) P: Direct Admission to the College of Arts and Sciences. Engages College of Arts and Sciences Direct Admit students in early academic and career planning. Topics include basic academic and career research resources and strategies, goal setting and planning, self-marketing techniques, and documenting skills and accomplishments. Includes a comprehensive overview of College and campus opportunities. Culminates in a learning portfolio and action plan. S/F grading.
- ASCS-Q 296 College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts and Sciences Experience (2 cr.) Explores the relationship between academic and extracurricular choices and life after graduation. Students assess their skills, develop a portfolio to highlight them, and create a plan to address gaps. Focuses on a paradigm of job searching that emphasizes research and highly customized, focused application materials. Credit given for only one of the following: ASCS-Q 296, BUS-T 275, or SPEA-V 252.
- ASCS-Q 299 College to Career III: Market Yourself for the Job, Internship, and Graduate School Search (2 cr.) P: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing. R: ASCS-Q 294. Requires special fee. Emphasis on identifying each individual's marketable skills, finding jobs and internships, writing resumes and correspondence, interviewing for positions, and identifying and applying to graduate programs that match each individual's interests and career goals. Stresses the value of the arts and sciences degree in the competitive labor market and graduate application process. Ordinarily taught as an eight-week course. S/F grading. Credit given for only one of the following: ASCS-Q 299, BUS-X 420, SPEA-H 267, SPEA-V 252, or SPEA-V 352.
- ASCS-Q 377 The Art of Meaningful Work (3 cr.) Examines the idea that each of us has a "calling" or unique gift that can make a difference in the world. Through experiential, theoretical, and discussion-oriented exercises, students are challenged to deeply explore personal issues of spirituality, meaning, and purpose in relation to the world of work.
- ASCS-X 373 Internship: Theory into Practice (1–3 cr.) P: Approval of the College of Arts and Sciences Walter Center for Career Achievement. Provides opportunity to receive academic credit for a part-time or full-time internship experience that applies classroom concepts to the world of work. Requires a learning contract, employer evaluations, weekly journal, reflective paper, and evaluation of internship site. S/F grading. Offered spring, summer, and fall. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours in ASCS-Q 398, ASCS-X 373, and ASCS-X 375. S/F grading.
- ASCS-X 375 Full-Time Status Internship Assignment (1–3 cr.) P: Approval of the College of Arts and Sciences Walter Center for Career Achievement. Offers students the opportunity to integrate academic studies with professional work experience in an internship or cooperative education assignment off-campus. Provides opportunity to receive academic credit for full-time internship experience that applies classroom concepts to the world of work. Requires a learning contract, employer evaluations, weekly journal, reflective paper, and evaluation of internship site. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours in ASCS-Q 398, ASCS-X 373, and ASCS-X 375. S/F grading.