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Courses from the Department University Studies


COM 110US   Public Communication

UC 202 Leadership Foundations
UC 291 Special Topics
UC 292 Independent Study
UC 298 Internship
UC 302 Leadership Capstone
UC 498 Internship

US 101US First Year Seminar
US 102 Career Connections
US 121US ED, SOC, Issues, Digital Age
US 191 Special Topics
US 210 Educ World of Work and You
US 290R Undergraduate Research
US 291 Special Topics
US 292 Independent Study
US 460 Peer Leadership
US 490R Undergraduate Research
US 491 Special Topics
US 492 Independent Study
US 494 AdvoCat Seminar
US 498 Internship

USP 490R Undergraduate Research

COM 110US Public Communication
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Overview of the theories, concepts, and principles of public speaking, to include audience analysis, evidence, intercultural communication, small group communication and media communication. Application of concepts and principles through preparation and delivery of ceremonial, informative, persuasive, and group presentations.


UC 202 Leadership Foundations
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by examining individual and organizational leadership effectiveness through case studies and experiential learning on campus in the community and nationally. Introductory course for students interested in pursuing the MSU Leadership Fellows Certificate.

UC 291 Special Topics
On Demand
--PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

UC 292 Independent Study
On Demand
Prerequisite:Consent of instructor and approval of Director.
Description:Directed research and study on an individual basis.

UC 298 Internship
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

UC 302 Leadership Capstone
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: UC 202, Junior standing, and permission of instructor.
-- Capstone course for students completing the requirements of the MSU Leadership Fellows Certificate. Emphasizes leadership development to empower students to become effective agents of change.

UC 498 Internship
On Demand
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.


US 101US First Year Seminar
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: First year students (less than 30 credits) only.
-- This multi-disciplinary course, presented in seminar format, draws from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy and encourages students to explore issues critical to their academic goals and objectives. The course emphasizes verbal communication, critical thinking, intellectual development, and academic choices. Fulfills university seminar requirement of the core curriculum. This course cannot be repeated.

US 102 Career Connections
On Demand
-- Course is designed to assist students in the selection of a major in accordance with their interests and abilities.

US 121US ED, SOC, Issues, Digital Age
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of at least 12credits, including WRIT 101W or its equivalent.
-- This multi-disciplinary course, delivered in an online seminar format, draws from psychology, sociology, history, and philosophy and asks students to consider the role of education in their lives and the social responsibilities of educated, engaged individuals living in the digital age. The course emphasizes critical thinking, communication and support of ideas, and intellectual development. US 121US fulfills the university seminar requirement of the core curriculum. This course cannot be repeated.

US 191 Special Topics
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
--Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

US 210 Educ World of Work and You
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.
--Provide students who are unsure of a major/career path, or those who want to make the most of their undergraduate education, with knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for the "world of work".

US 290R Undergraduate Research
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

US 291 Special Topics
On Demand
--Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

US 292 Independent Study
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of the Director of University Studies.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

US 460 Peer Leadership
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
Max 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Accepted Peer Leader Status, Restricted Entry.
-- Provides selected upper division students an opportunity to develop leadership and mentoring skills through the involvement with the US 101US First Year Seminar course. Includes training in group leadership and includes topics such as counseling and communication skills, student development, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Peer leaders work closely with faculty to enhance the academic, cultural, and social experiences of students in the seminar course.

US 490R Undergraduate Research
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

US 491 Special Topics
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand.

US 492 Independent Study
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the Director of University Studies.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

US 494 AdvoCat Seminar
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
-- As student ambassadors on campus, AdvoCats are trained to market the programs and activities at MSU to prospective students and their families.

US 498 Internship
On Demand
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of the Director of University Studies.
-- An individual assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.


USP 490R Undergraduate Research
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

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