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Course Description:

Plan the particulars of your degree: courses, credit amounts, etc. Learn what you can do at Empire State College in terms of degree design and research other colleges along with Empire State College to develop ideas about your degree design. Develop a specific degree plan and rationale essay explaining that plan, documents which then go to an Assessment Committee for approval. Investigations will deal with the nature of college degrees, academic and professional expectations for degrees and breadth/integration/progression. Students will examine and evaluate sample student degree plans and rationale essays. By the end of the course, students will have created and finalized their own degree plans and rationale essay drafts for feedback and discussion. Students will be expected to participate in discussions at least twice a week. As this is an upper-level study, students will do additional analytical work, developed in consultation with their mentor.

Note: this course is open to matriculated Center for Distance Learning students only, and only with mentor/advisor permission.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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