About This Course
This course is designed for returning adult students admitted to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies' Multidisciplinary Studies major. Students will develop the skills for creating a proposal of study while cultivating an understanding of the fundamental aspects of a baccalaureate degree at the University of Minnesota. The role of an undergraduate degree in a lifetime of learning will be explored through critical reflection. Students will produce a MdS Proposal for Plan of Study and formulate a plan of courses and projects through which to complete a degree.
Sample course topics: The purpose of an education, academic interests, arts and humanities, history and social science, communications, science and health science, educational autobiography, and transitions.
Sample textbook: Hacker, D. A Pocket Style Manual, 8th Ed.
Lisa Garrett, M.S., M.Ed., has a background in business education, instructional design, training facilitation and consulting, and program evaluation. She has been advising and teaching undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Her academic interests include reflective and experiential learning practices, building online learning communities, and teaching and learning models for adult learners.