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Adult & Organizational Development        

Dr. Cynthia Belliveau, Coordinator
215-204-4397

cynthia.belliveau@temple.edu                                                                   


This degree prepares students for careers in the field of adult and organizational development. Coursework in this academic major provides students with the communication skills and analytical abilities to: design adult training programs, conduct organizational interventions, develop change management processes, conduct effective team development programs, facilitate group decision-making, manage interpersonal conflict, and design dispute resolution systems. These skills support adults in reaching professional goals in a diverse range of settings including for-profit and non-profit organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and community organizations. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter adult education professions as trainers, performance assessment specialists, managers, group and organizational consultants, mediators, negotiators, and learning and development specialists.

 

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

  • All students must complete Temple University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple University (including transfer students). Writing intensive courses are indicated by a "WI" in the Attribute column in the grids below.

College Requirements

College requirements are located under Academic Policies and Regulations in the Bulletin.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 33 credit hours in the major.
  • All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Complete the following course requirements in Adult and Organizational Development:

 

Required Courses    
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Adult & Organizational Development 1016 Introduction to Adult Learning & Training 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 1166 Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 2115 Conflict Resolution in Education 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 2176 Team Process in Education 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 2201 Research Methods 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 2214 Conflict & Communication 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 2215 Mediation: Principles & Practice 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 3316 Negotiation Processes 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 3376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 3396 Organizational Communication 3 WI
Adult & Organizational Development 4396 Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings 3 WI
Total     33  

 


Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

 

Freshman Year - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Adult & Organizational Development 1016 Introduction to Adult Learning & Training 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Freshman Year - Spring
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Adult & Organizational Development 1166 Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Adult & Organizational Development 2201 Research Methods 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 2115 Conflict Resolution in Education 3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year-Spring
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Adult & Organizational Development 2176 Team Process in Education 3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Adult & Organizational Development 2214 Conflict & Communication 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 3316 Negotiation Processes 3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Junior Year - Spring
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Adult & Organizational Development 2215 Mediation: Principles & Practice 3  
Adult & Organizational Development 3376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making 3  
Elective     4  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall
Adult & Organizational Development 3396 Organizational Communication 3 WI
Elective     4  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Spring
Adult & Organizational Development 4396 Field Research: Practice in Professional Settings 3 WI
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours: 124-125  

 

Minor in Adult & Organizational Development

The minor in Adult and Organizational Development consists of 15 credit hours in Adult & Organizational Development coursework.

Students must complete all of the following courses:

  1. Adult & Organizational Development 1016: Introduction to Adult Learning and Training
  2. Adult & Organizational Development 1166: Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span*
  3. Adult & Organizational Development 2176: Team Process in Education
  4. Adult & Organizational Development 2214: Conflict and Communication

PLUS one of the following courses:

  1. Adult & Organizational Development 2215: Mediation: Principles and Practice
  2. Adult & Organizational Development 3316: Negotiation Processes
  3. Adult & Organizational Development 3376: Facilitating Group Decision-Making
  4. Adult & Organizational Development 3396: Organizational Communication

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

*If students have taken the GenEd course Adult & Organizational Development 0836 (Interpersonal Communication: Critical Competencies for Professional and Personal Success) before declaring an Adult & Organizational Development minor, then Adult & Organizational Development 1166 will be waived and students will be required to take two courses from the set of four optional courses. Students must discuss this with an Academic Advisor so their records can be properly updated.

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