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University College of Syracuse University is located on the Syracuse University campus at 700 University Avenue. It is easily accessible from downtown Syracuse, Route 81, and Interstate 690.
Every year, the Thursday before the Syracuse University Commencement ceremony in the Dome, University College conducts a Convocation and Commencement Celebration for its part-time undergraduates who will be receiving diplomas that year.
You can choose from more than two hundred degrees at Syracuse University, with bachelor’s degree, associate degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. options. A number of certificate programs that provide a valuable credential for career advancement are available through the schools and colleges, as well as the TEDCenter.
You may be determined to finish a degree you started years ago but never completed. Or maybe you never went to college but find yourself limited in your employment options and unfulfilled in your career aspirations. We welcome you and your goal to study part-time at Syracuse University.
Once you’ve been admitted to University College, you’ll need to choose your classes and register for them. It’s best to get started early – some classes fill quickly and you don’t want to get closed out of the ones you need for your degree program.
Keep an updated copy of the academic calendar, and highlight the dates and deadlines. It is imperative that you meet all deadlines for registration, dropping or adding a class, applying for financial aid, etc.
All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Additional requirements for completing financial aid applications depend on which type of aid applicant you are.
University College offers a number of scholarships and grants for need-based and merit-based students, and student veterans.
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Undergraduate and graduate online courses may be used toward degree programs at SU or other schools. It is the responsibility of the student to verify that SU credits will transfer to their home school.
These classes are conducted over the course of a semester. Online dialogue with the instructor and discussion with your classmates are integral parts of these courses. Basic computer skills are important: sending and receiving e-mail messages, posting to online discussion forums, and downloading files from a web site.
Evolution and diverse character of North American slavery and antislavery. Slavery as labor, legal, and property system, cultural and political phenomenon, and social and economic network. Politics and ethics of abolition.
Career and academic program planning. Survey of professional skills including meeting facilitation, project budgeting, public speaking, writing, and research skills. Introduces such professional competencies as ethics, diversity, teamwork, negotiation, and decision-making skills. Focus on goals and careers. Sophomore standing.
Formulate and implement negotiation strategies with reference to fundamental concepts, current research, principles, and business application. Examine case studies and assess strategies in various diverse contexts. Lead and create a personalized negotiation framework.
Dyadic communication principles. Adaptation of interpersonal communication to interviewing situations: in-depth informational, resume-based employment, and problem solving. Analysis of student-designed survey questionnaires. Normal and stressful interpersonal relationships.
Topics vary and represent current interests in computer engineering. Consent Required
A theoretical understanding of disability through the lens of sociology and that of disability studies and demonstrates how cultural institutions shape conceptions of disability in society.
Social change in education, models of the change process, diffusion and implementation strategies. Case study analyses in schools and higher education and other organizational settings.
Practice in writing poetry. Introductory and advanced classes meet together; advanced students do additional work. Limited enrollment.
Practice in writing fiction. Limited enrollment. Introductory and advanced sections meet together online; advanced students do additional work.
Ancient Roman political, economic, social, and cultural history based on interpretation of primary sources, both literary and archaeological, from the foundation of the city to the dissolution of the Empire in the west.
Concepts and techniques in web content representation, organization, presentation, development, and management with the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), including basic XML syntax, vocabulary specification, data modeling, transformation, and Document Object Model (DOM).
Introduction to data mining techniques, familiarity with particular real-world applications, challenges involved in these applications, and future directions of the field. Optional hands-on experience with commercially available software packages.
The discovery and use of print and electronic resources and delivery of services in libraries to meet information needs of varied patron communities in a broad range of contexts.
Information and communications technologies, ethical issues, knowledge management tools, collaborative learning technologies, education databases, etc. On-site project field work constitutes a major portion of course requirements.
Basic ideas, concepts and perspectives of management as they apply to the information professions. Students learn to understand and apply basic principles of organization theory and behavior and managerial techniques needed to improve organizational effectiveness.
Introduction to theories, tools, and standards for information organization and access, including cataloging rules and formats, content analysis, indexing, classification, and fundamentals of information retrieval systems.
Theories of motivation and behavior affecting information use in learning, workplace, and virtual environments. Emphasis on applying motivational theories and models to management practices in information organizations and to the design of information resources and presentations.
Public policy issues that affect the information, library, and telecommunication sectors. These include privacy and security, intellectual property, freedom of expression, communications access, and public sector information. Application of economic, legal, and political science concepts to policy analysis.
Basic concepts and technologies of information security. Students who successfully complete this course will have a comprehensive overview of information security with some hands-on experience.
Project management as a professional discipline in information and communication technology. Introduction to roles, activities, methods, and tools. Critical review and application of principles. Additional work required of graduate students.
Concepts and methods of systems analysis through decomposition and modeling. Extensive practice with structured methodologies. Systems analysis and project management techniques. Introduction to automated tools and technologies. Group project to apply skills.
Hardware and software technologies in telecommunication and information networks. TCP/IP protocols. Design, maintenance and management.
Definition, development, and management of databases for information systems. Data analysis techniques, data modeling, and schema design. Query languages and search specifications. Overview of file organization for databases. Data administration concepts and skills.
Introduction to methods that support and reinforce classroom instruction in developmental reading and language acquisition processes and skills. Development of programs and services that foster self-expression, promote literature appreciation, and encourage information-seeking behaviors.
Representation of information in digital libraries; mechanisms for retrieval; digital intermediation; sociopolitical environment for digital libraries.
Introduces fundamentals about data and the standards, technologies, and methods for organizing, managing, curating, preserving, and using data. Discusses broader issues relating to data management and use as well as quality control and publication of data.
Explores current concepts and practices in Electronic Government at the international, national, state, and local levels. E-Government plays a central role in citizen government interaction, the provision of information and delivery of services.
Introduction to concepts of business intelligence (BI) and the practice/techniques in building a BI solution. Focuses are on how to use data warehouses as a BI solution to make better organizational decisions.
Documentation and management of information technology resources from a strategy and business driven perspective. Selection and use of frameworks, implementation methodologies, tools, and on-line repositories. Integrated views developed of processes, data, systems, services, and networks.
Students gain knowledge, skills and experiences with a variety of information and communication technologies relevant to educational contexts, create instructional materials and resources, and examine critical issues related to information technologies used in instructional settings.
Introduction to knowledge management. Provides students with an understanding of theoretical and technical concepts, models of knowledge management and how they contribute to return-on-vision and return-on-investment driving organizational success.
Review of the major areas of business organizational law. Comparisons of sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and agency. Focus on corporate operations. Employer/employee relationship and statutes and regulations affecting employment are examined.
First in a two-course sequence. Teaches probability and statistics by focusing on data and reasoning. Topics include displaying data, numerical measures of data, elementary probability, discrete distributions, normal distributions, confidence intervals.
Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.
Understand the power of words and language in Muslim cultures expressed in oral and literary genres including poetry, humor, fables, folksongs and travel journals. Explore key themes such as virtue, reality, divine and human nature.
World-class practices in customer relations. Review of current research, critical analysis of case studies, workplace applications. Designing and leading plans and change, developing support structures and processes. Assessment and evaluation.
Theoretical models and experiential practices of leadership. Concepts, best practices, and business applications. Acquire competency as a strategist, facilitator, change agent, and navigator.
Presentation and evaluation of reasoning, including arguments, explanations, and the justification of decisions. Topics of current social and ethical interest will serve as examples, with one topic selected for extended study.
Ethical reflection on some basic moral quandaries of daily life. Ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Kant applied to topics such as self-respect and decency in a technological world, abortion, honesty, friendship, moral courage, self-respect.
Major philosophical theories about moral rightness, virtue and the good life, such as utilitarian, Kantian and Aristotelian theories. Historical and contemporary sources.
Credit cannot be received for both PHI 192 and PHI 209.
Logic as a formal language, as a component of natural language, and as a basis of a programming language. Varieties of logical systems and techniques. Syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
Study of existentialism through the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and others. May include relevant fiction from Gide, Sartre, Camus, Beauvoir, and others.
Exploration of the age-old quest for meaning, knowledge and faith in the face of suffering and loss through art, philosophy, music and literature.
Explore the meaning of religion in broad terms by examining literature, popular fiction, biography, art and cultural history, and/or intellectual and political history. Focus on three authors: Karen Blixen (a.k.a. Isak Dinesen), Gloria Naylor, and Louise Erdrich.
Stressful processes of living, focusing on individual attitudinal and behavioral responses that may be maladaptive. Traditional mental health theories and classifications, and relevant perspectives from sociology, social psychology, and biology.
Study and practice of critical, research-based writing, including research methods, presentation genres, source evaluation, audience analysis, and library/online research. Students complete at least one sustained research project.
Prerequisite: WRT 105 Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing.
Professional communication through the study of audience, purpose, and ethics. Rhetorical problem-solving principles applied to diverse professional writing tasks and situations.