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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Woods College Graduate Core Courses

2013-2014 Fall/Spring


AD 700  Research: Methods and Data
AD70001 Syllabus
Recommended as the first course, it examines the logic of research design and explores how data are approached, collected and analyzed in an interactive information age. Practical applications across disciplines introduce both the electronic and traditional tools and techniques necessary to interpret and utilize findings. Case studies and presentations prepare students to analyze, evaluate and challenge specific applications and to suggest alternative interpretations. Online databases, the WWW and the internet expand options.
AD 70001 Spring, Tues, 6:45–8:30, Jan 14–May 6,
Tuition $2058, Professor Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah


AD 701  Strategic Communication
AD70101 Syllabus
Success at every level in today’s competitive environment requires strong and sophisticated communication skills. Course offers the knowledge and expertise to effectively tailor your writing style to your message; produce effective business reports, proposals, letters, and memorandums; create and deliver professional presentations; contribute successfully to team meetings and team writing projects through interactive applications of communication
technology.
AD 70101 Spring, Mon, 6:45–8:30, Jan 13–May 5,
Tuition $2058, Professor Carol Fallon


AD 702  Mobilizing Information for Change
AD70201 Syllabus
Material factors (trade, investment, production of goods and services, and resources consumption) are discussed first when the topic of globalization is raised, and prevail over non-economic factors that relate to the human condition. Whereas material factors determine economic success or failure, non-economic factors profoundly affect globalization. Course examines the fundamentals of globalization from an economic and non-economic perspective. Topics range include international trade, finance, aid, migration, ideas, and policy. Looks at where the factors overlap, cause individuals to re-evaluate their trust in and reliance upon governments, non-government organizations, or employers to sustain them, and their loyalties to family, nationality and culture.
Spring, Thurs, 6:45-8:30, Jan 16–May 8,
Tuition $2058, Professor Peggy Connolly