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Adult Learning and Teaching (ALT)
Course Descriptions

ALT 5813  Adult Literacy
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Examination of the acquisition and development of reading and writing in adult populations. Reviews research and issues relevant to the teaching of reading and writing to adults. (Same as C&I 5813. Credit cannot be earned for both ALT 5813 and C&I 5813.)

ALT 6063  Research Topics in Adult Learning and Teaching
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: EDU 5003.
Consideration of the major research problem areas in adult, workforce, and continuing education, identification of local, national and global problems in need of research, examination of research literature in selected areas, and study of research methods unique to or especially useful in adult education, workforce education, and transformative leadership.

ALT 6123  International Perspectives on Adult Learning and Teaching
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
This discussion-based course investigates global ethnic, cultural, and political structures in adult education across various regions and countries.

ALT 6203  The Student, Community, and Instructor in Adult Learning and Teaching
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
This course is an overview of adult learning theories and their practical application in the community college, university, and other formal and informal learning situations. It will focus on both the experience of, and the practice of, adult learning and teaching, while examining the philosophies, the theoretical framework, and the social contexts of adult learning, human resource development, life-long learning, and adult continuing education. (Formerly ALT 5203 and COU 5603. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: ALT 5203, ALT 6203, or COU 5603.)

ALT 6223  Distance and Blended Learning in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Introduction to the field of distance and blended learning. Application of distance and blended learning theory and principles to post-secondary and training settings via a variety of technology-enhanced instructional modalities. (Same as IST 5363. Credit cannot be earned for both ALT 6223 and IST 5363.)

ALT 6343  Curriculum and Instruction in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Overview of instructional strategies, design, and practices of adult learning settings. Explores situational and cultural factors that influence adult learning in post-secondary, adult basic education, and human resource development organizations. (Formerly ALT 5343. Credit cannot be earned for both ALT 5343 and ALT 6343.)

ALT 6503  Community Building and Mentoring in Human Resource Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
This course will focus on facilitation of community and workplace support, creating strategic mentoring environments, and assisting adults in their development as productive members of their communities, both at work and home.

ALT 6603  Foundations and Contexts of Adult Education and Human Resource Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the history and current practice of adult education. Readings will trace the major historical developments and philosophical roots of adult education as well as examine administrative, programming, and instructional practices in the field. The social context of adult education, including race, class, and gender analyses, and the role of adult education in society. Relevant historical, sociological, political, and economic factors that influence adult education theory and practice. The course will also examine emerging issues in adult education and their implications for future practice. (Formerly ALT 5603. Credit cannot be earned for both ALT 5603 and ALT 6603.)

ALT 6623  Assessment and Evaluation of Adult Education and Human Resource Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Overview of a variety of summative and formative classroom assessment and program evaluation methods appropriate for adult education and training settings. (Formerly ALT 5623. Credit cannot be earned for both ALT 5623 and ALT 6623.)

ALT 6633  Multicultural Issues, Diversity, and Social Action in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Cultural (racial, ethnic, gender, linguistic) diversity in the local, national, and global adult educational contexts. Topics include cultural self-awareness, demographic changes and projections, problems/issues in inter-cultural educational settings, theoretical perspectives of multicultural adult education, practical problems and related strategies in handling diversity in adult education settings. (Formerly ALT 5633. Same as HSA 5203. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: ALT 5633, ALT 6633, or HSA 5203.)

ALT 6933  Community-Based Research
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Overview of principles and strategies for Community-Based Research (CBR). Community-Based Research is an inquiry decision-making methodology that actively involves, and is largely directed by, participating community members. Students will create and address research questions in collaboration with members of the community to meet a particular community need.

ALT 6943  Internship in Adult Learning and Teaching
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Graduate Advisor of Record.
Individually supervised field experience in Adult or Higher Education, or Human Resource Development settings.

ALT 6973  Special Topics in Adult Learning and Teaching
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
A course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Topics courses may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, may be counted toward the degree.

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