INDZ 1000 Educational Program Analysis (3)
How can we determine what we have learned through our experience? How do we persuade others that our experientially based knowledge is correct and applicable in broader contexts than our own lives? What is considered "college-level learning" and why? These are the key questions that students address in this course while they learn to identify, describe, and document their experientially based knowledge. Students demonstrate their understanding of portfolio preparation by completing a portfolio for several areas of study to be included in their entire portfolio. This course is offered on a pass/fail basis only.
Before registering for this course, a student must be accepted as a degree-seeking student at Webster University, must have completed at least one undergraduate course at Webster, and must have been accepted to the program by the Coordinator of Experiential Learning. Prerequisite: permission of the Coordinator of Experiential Learning.
INDZ 1500 Webster 101 (1)
Prerequisite: first time freshman status. Webster 101 is designed as an introduction to college life and is intended for first year students. This course will help the first year student make the most of his/her career at Webster University. Using various assessments and exercises, each student will develop a deeper understanding of him/herself and use that understanding to learn adaptation strategies, such as goal setting, values clarification, time management, money management, and stress management skills that will work for each student in and out of the classroom. Each student will also learn how to use the many resources Webster provides to support students in meeting both academic and social challenges. All freshmen are invited but not required to enroll. See also: Student Affairs.
INDZ 2000 Practicum (Freshmen or Sophomores) (1-12)
On-the-job experience, an internship, fieldwork, an apprenticeship, and direct participation in community or professional activity are all possible within the framework of a practicum. Evaluation is usually based on the quality of the student’s performance in the chosen practicum setting and on reflective analysis of the experiential learning. Practica are arranged with the appropriate department or program.May be repeated for credit if content differs.
INDZ 2500 Independent Study (Freshmen or Sophomores) (1-12)
May be repeated for credit if content differs.
INDZ 2750 Student Leadership Development (1-12)
A semester-long course in leadership skills assessment, leadership theory, interpersonal communications, leading in a diverse community, teamwork, ethical decision making, motivation, organizational dynamics, goal setting, and promotion. May be taken as part of the leadership certificate program or separately. Prerequisite: permission of the coordinator of the leadership program, Student Affairs Office, 314-968-6980. See also: Special Study Opportunities.
INDZ 3000 Practicum (Juniors or Seniors) (1-12)
On-the-job experience, an internship, fieldwork, an apprenticeship, and direct participation in community or professional activity are all possible within the framework of a practicum. Evaluation is usually based on the quality of the student's performance in the chosen practicum setting and on reflective analysis of the experiential learning. Practica are arranged with the appropriate department or program. May be repeated for credit if content differs.
INDZ 3500 Independent Study (Juniors or Seniors) (1-12)
Independent study involves research work on a specialized subject or project, artistic work, or study of an interdisciplinary nature. In contrast to a practicum, the emphasis in an independent study is usually on individual pursuit of a specific content area. May be repeated for credit if content differs.
INDZ 4000 Sabbatical (12-16)
In a sabbatical, a student conducts research or participates in a special learning situation on a full-time basis. There may be no concurrent additional registration while a student pursues a sabbatical.