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University Studies

 
UVST-University Studies
UVST 1100
Prior Learning Assessment Theory and Practice
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Departmental Approval

Helps students identify areas of learning they may want to have evaluated for college-level equivalency. Also guides students through the preparation and compilation of all components required for the evaluation of a portfolio of prior learning through LearningCounts.org. Delivered entirely online. Graded Credit/No Credit.

UVST 289R
Undergraduate Research
1:1:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Department Approval

Utilizes Phi Theta Kappa's theme from their "Honors in Action" program as a vehicle to introduce undergraduates to research. Requires students to write a literature review and to present their findings. Requires students to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.

UVST 290R
Community Engagement and Applied Service Learning
1:1:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
UVST 289R or Department Approval

Utilizes Phi Theta Kappa's theme from their "Honors in Action" program as a vehicle to introduce undergraduates to service learning. Requires students to plan and implement a service project. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.

UVST 3110
Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 2010 and University Advanced Standing

Teaches investigative theories, methods, practices and processes of tutoring writing. Has students practice tutoring as a process, actively participating in tutorial sessions and developing tutees ability to do the same. Teaches students to read scholarship from the field of writing center studies that will give them an awareness of the concepts of professional and intellectual tutoring. Requires students to compose several responses to writing center theory, conduct numerous observations of tutorials, participate in tutorials, and ultimately compose an individual philosophy of tutoring.

UVST 481R
Internship
1 to 8:1 to 8:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing and Departmental Approval

Increases students' knowledge and skills in personal or career-related areas while synthesizing previous and new learning experiences. Final project involves reflection and demonstration of learning outcome achievement. For BA/BS University Studies majors, requires a project planned with and evaluated by a faculty mentor from an academic discipline closely related to the emphasis for the degree. Repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.

UVST 4930
Capstone
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Matriculation into the BA/BS University Studies and University Advance Standing

For UVST BA/BS students in their last semester. Involves reflection on learning, demonstration of the achievement of stated learning outcomes, and advanced development of writing and communication skills. Includes a research/writing project or the creation of a professional portfolio to display knowledge and abilities. Culminates with an oral presentation.