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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 (AOD).

 

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

 


Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Requirements for New Students Starting in the 2011-2012 Academic Year

 

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
AOD 1016 Introduction to Adult Learning and 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
AOD 1166 Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
AOD 2201 Research Methods 3  
AOD 2115 Conflict Resolution in Education 3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year-Spring
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
AOD 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
AOD 2214 Conflict & Communication 3  
AOD 3316 Negotiation Processes 3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Junior Year - Spring
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
AOD 2215 Mediation: Principles & Practice 3  
AOD 3376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making 3  
Elective     4  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall
AOD 3396 Organizational Communication 3 WI
Elective     4  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Elective     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Spring
AOD 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 AOD coursework.

Students must complete each of the following courses:

AOD 1016: Introduction to Adult Learning and Training

AOD 1166: Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span*

AOD 2176: Team Process in Education

AOD 2214: Conflict and Communication

Students must also complete one of the following courses:

AOD 2215: Mediation: Principles and Practice

AOD 3316: Negotiation Processes

AOD 3376: Facilitating Group Decision-Making

AOD 3396: Organizational Communication

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

*If students have taken the GenEd course AOD 0836 (Interpersonal Communication: Critical Competencies for Professional and Personal Success) before declaring an AOD minor, then AOD 1166 will be waived and students will be required to take two courses from the set of four optional courses.

 

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