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General Courses: General Course Descriptions

CAEX 3100U: Skills for Academic Integrity for Undergraduates Course Description

In this 4-week course, students study Walden’s policy on academic integrity and apply strategies to ensure academic integrity in their work. The course is designed to help undergraduate students recognize and avoid violations of academic integrity. In a supportive environment, students practice the techniques needed to ensure academic integrity, including paraphrasing, quoting, avoiding misuse of previously written material, managing time, and using plagiarism-detection software to screen for originality.

CAEX 3100/3101: Skills for Academic Integrity for Graduate Students Course Description

In this 4-week course, students study Walden’s policy on academic integrity and apply strategies to ensure academic integrity in their work. The course is designed to help graduate students recognize and avoid violations of academic integrity. In a supportive environment, students practice the techniques needed to ensure academic integrity, including paraphrasing, quoting, avoiding misuse of previously written material, managing time, and using plagiarism-detection software to screen for originality.

CAEX 3500: Undergraduate Internship Course Description

As part of students’ approved internship placement, this course is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to real-world conditions. Activities include journal entries, evaluations, and reflection on topics such as ethics, communication, collaboration, transferable skills, and social change. Upon completion, students will gain exposure to a professional setting related to their program of study and explore the practical application of skills in the global workplace. 

CAEX 6100/6101: Critical Thinking for Social Change Course Description

In this 6-week course, students become writer-advocates of a social change issue of their choosing. They use critical thinking to analyze the issue, acknowledge complexities, and research a potential solution. Students also learn techniques for argumentative writing in support of their proposed change. These techniques include gathering evidence, examining the validity of that evidence, and constructing a thesis statement. By the end of the course, students will have gained confidence in their voice and their place in the conversation surrounding the social change issue. This course could be helpful to master’s or doctoral students who are about to begin their capstone and would like a jumpstart on topic selection and initial writing.

CAEX 6300/6301: Reading Techniques for Graduate Study Course Description

Graduate study involves analyzing many research articles, theoretical texts, and other complex materials. Because of the specialized nature of graduate study, new techniques for reading are needed. In this 4-week course, students practice an active approach to reading, gaining skills that will assist in quickly navigating texts and retaining information. Topics covered include comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation. Through strategies of critical reading and annotating, students prepare to be better researchers and writers.

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CAEX 6500/6501: Graduate Internship Course Description

As part of students’ approved internship placement, this course is an opportunity for students to apply classroom learning to real-world conditions. Activities include journal entries, evaluations, and reflection on topics such as ethics, communication, collaboration, transferable skills, and social change. Upon completion, students will gain exposure to a professional setting related to their program of study and explore the practical application of skills in the global workplace. 

CAEX 8900/8901: Statistics and SPSS Skills Seminar for Doctoral Students Course Description

The purpose of this small-group seminar is to help doctoral students learn to navigate SPSS software and develop basic statistical skills. The seminar is designed to minimize statistics anxiety and help students feel more comfortable using statistics tools. During the 6-week session, students learn how to upload or create an SPSS dataset, how to manage and manipulate variables, and how to run common statistical tests and graphs. Upon completion, students should have the basic SPSS and statistical knowledge to conduct a quantitative research study. This seminar is appropriate for doctoral students in the coursework phase of their program who have knowledge of basic statistical tests and have anxiety around using SPSS and need additional support and training in using SPSS software.

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