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Individualized Study

 

Outreach and Engagement

 

IS 200. Individualized Studies Major Program Development.

3 credits.
An introductory course designed to prepare students for transition into higher education programs. Specific content includes focusing a concentration, selecting an academic adviser, creating an individualized program, technology in higher education, accessing career resources, career decision making skills, self-awareness, life planning, identifying college level experiential learning, documenting experiential learning, determining a credit request and organizing a portfolio for assessment. Prerequisite: Individualized studies majors and individualized studies special students only.

 

IS 202. Orientation to Career and Life Planning.

1 credit.
A short orientation course designed to prepare students for transition into higher learning education programs. Specific content includes accessing career resources, career decision-making skills, self-awareness and life planning.

 

IS 203. Portfolio Development Workshop.

1 credit.
A short orientation course designed to prepare students for transition into higher learning education programs. Specific content includes identifying college-level experiential learning, documenting experiential learning, determining a credit request and organizing a portfolio for assessment. Prerequisite: Individualized studies majors and individualized studies special students only.

 

IS 250. Service Learning.

1-6 credits, repeatable to 6 credits.
Leadership, citizenship and professional competencies may be acquired through community service experiences. Documented service learning competence will be assessed by the Community Service Learning and credit awarded as appropriate. Prerequisite: IS 200.

 

IS 270. Selected Topics.

1-6 credits, repeatable.
In-depth study of selected topics with current importance and interest to lower division students that are not otherwise covered in the regular course offerings of academic units. Course content will vary. Prerequisite: Approval of the "Course Agreement Form" by the Individualized Study department head.

 

IS 275. Dollars and Sense.

3 credits.
This practical course will review the affect a personal philosophy on money, and management of personal finances, has on all aspects of life when it comes to securing the American Dream. Students will learn real life skills in the areas of eliminating debt, creating a budget, understanding investments and insurance, saving money, planning for retirement, shopping for a house and other topics dealing with financial issues faced in daily life.

 

IS 290. Special Studies.

1-6 credits, repeatable.
Designed to give students an opportunity to do lower-division independent study in selected interdisciplinary areas under the supervision of a faculty member in the appropriate academic unit. Prerequisite: Approval of the "Course Agreement Form" by the Individualized Study department head.

 

IS 300. Sponsored Learning.

1-6 credits, repeatable.
A structured learning activity related to a student's area of study and sponsored by an employer, volunteer agency or other appropriate organization. Prerequisite: Approval of the "Course Agreement Form" by the Individualized Study department head.

 

IS 480. Cooperative Studies.

1-6 credits, repeatable.
Two or more upper-level students may elect to study cooperatively in a selected area of current importance and interest under the supervision of a faculty member in the appropriate academic unit. Prerequisite: Approval of the "Course Agreement Form" by the Individualized Study department head.

 

IS 490. Special Studies.

1-6 credits, repeatable.
Designed to give students an opportunity to do upper-division independent study in selected interdisciplinary areas under the supervision of a faculty member in the appropriate academic unit.

 

IS 498. Bachelor of Individualized Study Project.

3-6 credits.
An in-depth study of an interdisciplinary topic directly related to the student's areas of concentration. A final oral report is required. Prerequisite: Approval of the "Course Agreement Form" by the Individualized Study department head.

 

IS 499. Honors.

6 credits.

Multiple-semester course. Prerequisite: Approval of the "Course Agreement Form" by the Individualized Study Department head.

 

 

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