PRO 101 - INTRO COLLEGE ACADEMY

Semester Hours: 3

Focus is on learning theory, discovering learning style preferences and appropriate, effective study methods, understanding the issues facing college students today and strategies to overcome them, learning about available campus academic and student support resources and how to utilize them improving oral and written communication skills. Identifying UAH academic organizations and recognizing the importance of involvement and developing the skills. Must be part of College Academy. May not be used for Charger Foundations.

PRO 280 - PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL

Semester Hours: 3

Prepares student for FAA Private Pilot written examination. Provides student with necessary knowledge to progress into primary pilot flight training. A kit for approximately $150 must be purchased.

PRO 301 - THRY & PRAC ADULT LEARNING

Semester Hours: 3

This course presents an overview of five foundational learning theories and related research in adult education and development. The conceptual framework is centered on discovering what motivates the adult learner and the impact social perspectives have on adult learning through analysis and discussion. Students will define competencies needed for success in academic study and professional leadership, in setting educational goals, and in planning a learning experience to achieve them. Emphasis is placed on issues unique to adult re-entry students and the university services available to support nontraditional students.

PRO 310 - ACADEMIC WRITING PROFESS STUDI

Semester Hours: 3

Students will learn academic writing skills by engaging in the process of academic inquiry and argument. The course will cover a broad perspective of writing by exploring various writing and research styles used through different academic professions. Prerequisites: EH 102 or EH 105.

PRO 320 - INDS PERSPECT & CRITICAL THNKG

Semester Hours: 3

Interdisciplinary studies fosters foundational knowledge acquisition by which individuals draw on multiple disciplinary perspectives and integrate their insights and modes of thinking to advance the studies and the fundamental development of critical and analytical thinking skills. Complex issues are addressed from multi-faceted perspectives that stimulate problem solving, problem defining and problem posing. Emphasis is placed on how to synthesize evidence drawn from multiple sources as a basis for informed decision-making.

PRO 321 - MEDIA LITERACY

Semester Hours: 3

Investigate the interdisciplinary nature of 21st-century media. Students analyze the combined influence of production methods, semiotics, politics, ethics, and psychology on our critical understanding of advertising, propaganda, conspiracy theories, social media, and the Internet of Things. Prerequite: EH 102.

PRO 322 - TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE & SOCIETY

Semester Hours: 3

Apply critical thinking and conceptual tools to understand implications of technology and science on society by examining scientific facts, social impacts or new technology, and benefits and risks of rapid changes through an interdisciplinary theoretical framework. Prerequisite: EH 102.

PRO 325 - INDS RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS

Semester Hours: 3

Interdisciplinary research is a contemporary decision-making process for transcending the scope of a single discipline or program to develop insights that offer bold advances in knowledge, solutions to urgent societal problems, an edge in technological innovations, and a more integrative knowledge of multidisciplinary theories and concepts. This course introduces the primary drivers for interdisciplinary research and examines the interdisciplinary research process. Students will apply an integrated model for conducting research that draws on multiple disciplines. Prerequisites: PRO 310 and PRO 320.

PRO 398 - SPEC TOPICS: INTERDISC STUDIES

Semester Hours: 3

Course uses an interdisciplinary approach to draw on intersecting and divergent knowledge from a variety of scholarly disciplines in order to create an in-depth and multi-faceted understanding of a particular instructor chosen issue, topic or problem. Prerequisite: EH 102.

PRO 399 - INDEP STUDY: INTERDISC STUDIES

Semester Hours: 3

Course allows individual students to pursue an interdisciplinary topic of interest which is not otherwise available and may involve any combination of readings assignments, tutorials, lectures, papers, presentations, or field/laboratory study (determined in consultation with instructor). Prerequisite: PRO 325.

PRO 498 - INQUIRY AND LEARNING

Semester Hours: 3

Inquiry-based learning accelerates understanding, fosters critical thinking skills, and facilitates self-direction and discovery. Using this method, students will identify an interdisciplinary problem related to their approved concentration area, perform the foundational research, and formulate a research proposal. This is the first of a two-semester progression to complete a Capstone research thesis/project in PRO 499. Prerequisite: PRO 325.

PRO 499 - CAPSTONE EXP: RSCH THESIS/PROJ

Semester Hours: 3

Students majoring in Professional Studies are required to complete a senior research thesis in their approved interdisciplinary concentration. This Capstone course requires the student to demonstrate his/her ability to integrate the core knowledge and skills gained in their interdisciplinary areas of study using inquiry-based learning methods. Research is conducted and a thesis-style paper is written and orally presented. Prerequisite: PRO 498 with minimum grade of C-.