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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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University Studies

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Associate Provost for Academic Programs

Certain interdisciplinary courses are offered through university studies, at the discretion of the associate provost for academic programs and upon the advice of the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee. No major is available in university studies, but credit obtained through university studies offerings may be applied toward a degree in any of the colleges, consistent with the stipulations of the student's curriculum.

Requests to make use of U St 290, 490, 590 should be directed to the associate provost for academic programs and should be accompanied by a positive recommendation from the department heads and deans of the instructors making the request. The associate provost for academic programs will refer requests to the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee which will make recommendations to the associate provost for academic programs regarding their disposition after consultation with appropriate college and university committees.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

U St 105. Carver Academy Seminar: Freshmen. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: Acceptance in Carver Academy Program, George Washington Carver scholarship recipient. Orientation to the university for Carver Academy students focusing primarily on transition and acclimation to the university environment. Individual and group identity development. Life and legacy of George Washington Carver. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 106. Carver Academy Seminar: Freshmen. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: Acceptance in Carver Academy Program, George Washington Carver scholarship recipient. Introduction for Carver Academy students to resources at ISU to supplement classroom learning. Exploration of multicultural communities and leadership opportunities at ISU. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 111. Hixson Scholars Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: Recipient of the Hixson Opportunity Award. Orientation to Iowa State University and the Hixson Opportunity Awards Program. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 115. MVP Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: Recipient of the MVP Award. Orientation to Iowa State University and the MVP Program. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 116. MVP Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: Recipient of the MVP Award, 115 or consent of instructor. A continuation of the introduction to life and resources at Iowa State University and to the functions of the Multicultural Vision Program focusing individually in areas of personal development, ethnic and racial identity, and leadership. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 120. Student Support Services Program Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: Acceptance in Student Support Services Learning Community. Designed to assist students in developing successful academic strategies to meet demands of college and achieve desired goals. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 160. Gender Justice. (2-0) Cr. 1. F.S.Half semester course. Examines the socialization process in the United States and how our perspectives are formed. An introduction to patriarchy, sexism, and ally development are explored. Skills to enhance communication and understanding among women and men will be developed. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 170. Leadership ISU. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: Freshman or sophomore classification. An introductory leadership course for first-year and second-year students. Students will gain a basic understanding of leadership skill development and resources available to student leaders at Iowa State University. Course content will be delivered through a variety of methods such as guest speakers, team building exercises, and small group discussions. Students will be expected to complete several out of class assignments to apply the leadership skills they have learned. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 205. Carver Academy Seminar: Peer Mentors. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: 106, intended primarily for sophomores. Leadership and peer mentor training for Carver Academy students who will be serving as peer mentors in Carver Academy. Definitions and analysis of diversity in academia. Academic portfolio preparation and career exploration. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 206. Carver Academy Seminar: Peer Mentors. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: 106, Intended primarily for sophomores. Development of leadership and mentoring skills. Survey of leadership in diverse communities in the U.S. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 290. Independent Study. Cr. arr.Prereq: Permission of the associate provost for academic programs. Independent study on topics of an interdisciplinary nature. Intended primarily for freshmen and sophomores.
N. Ncore. The Ncore Course: Forum on Race and Ethnicity in the United States. Cr. 3. Prereq: Selection as an Ncore student scholar. Attendance at Ncore. Exploration of issues of race and ethnicity in the United States.

U St 301. McNair Scholars Seminar: Orientation to the McNair Program and to Academic Research. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: New fall admit to the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Covers program guidelines and requirements, the basics of preparing for the graduate admissions process, and the formulation of a research topic to begin the required research project. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 302. McNairs Scholars Seminar: The Review of Literature and the Methodology. (0-2) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: 301. Covers the review of literature and the methodology components of the required research project. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 305. Carver Academy Seminar: Community Leaders. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: Intended primarily for juniors. Leadership development for Carver Academy students; frameworks for multicultural leadership. Students will research and assess needs for community enhancement projects under faculty supervision. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 306. Carver Academy Seminar: Community Leaders. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: Intended primarily for juniors. Leadership development for Carver Academy students; self-directed development of leadership abilities. Implement student-directed community enhancement projects under faculty supervision. Begin preparation for graduate and professional schools and career placement. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 311. Leadership Seminar I. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable.Prereq: 111, 115. For students serving as peer mentor first-year seminar leaders under faculty supervision. Development of course facilitation and peer leadership skills. Satisfactory-fail only.
A. Leaders in Hixson Seminar
B. Leaders in MVP Seminar

U St 312. Leadership Seminar II. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable.Prereq: 311. For students serving as leaders in Hixson Seminar or MVP Seminar under faculty supervision. Development of course facilitation and peer leadership skills. Satisfactory-fail only.
A. Leaders in Hixson Seminar
B. Leaders in MVP Seminar

U St 336. International Perspectives in Career Development. (3-0) Cr. 3.Students will examine the career development process in the context of pursuing an international career. Topics will include career exploration, the job search, and cultural differences from international points of view. Faculty members will guest lecture on culture, history, economics, environment, and art of the selected country. Following the spring seminar students will participate in a study tour of the selected country where they will visit international employers and historical and cultural sites. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 401. McNair Scholars Seminar: Data Collection and Data Analysis. (0-2) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: 302. Covers the data collection and data analysis sections of the required research project. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 402. McNair Scholars Seminar: Findings, Conclusions, and the Writing of the Final Report. (0-2) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: 401. Final course for second year scholars. Covers data analysis, data clean up, and the writing of the final project. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 405. Carver Academy Seminar: Fellows. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: Intended primarily for seniors. Continued preparation for graduate school, professional school and/or chosen profession. Research project experience with faculty mentor is required. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 406. Carver Academy Seminar: Fellows. (1-0) Cr. 1. S.Prereq: Intended primarily for seniors. Oral and written presentation of research under faculty supervision. Satisfactory-fail only.

U St 490. Independent Study. Cr. arr. Repeatable.Prereq: Permission of the associate provost for academic programs. Independent study on topics of an interdisciplinary nature. Intended primarily for juniors and seniors.

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Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

U St 590. Special Topics. Cr. arr. Repeatable.Prereq: Permission of graduate college. Independent study on topics of an interdisciplinary nature. Intended primarily for graduate students.