MACS 5020 - Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution I (3 credits)
This course is designed as a survey course on contemporary theories of conflict and conflict resolution. Students will examine a variety of theories that center primarily on the fields of history, economics, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, political sciences, and social relations.
MACS 5200 - Research Design (3 credits)
This course focuses on the development of applied research skills, including basic research tools, assessment, social science research, current research in the field, and an introduction to program evaluation through analysis of published work.
MACS 5310 - Introduction to Systems Theories (3 credits)
This course presents an overview of systems theories that use metaphors of system, pattern, interaction, communication, and language to describe human behavior and relationships.
MACS 5400 - The Interdisciplinary Writer (3 credits)
This course is designed to assist graduate students in creating essays, thought papers, and other pieces of writing that reach an intended audience with clarity, skillful craft, and purpose. It includes reading and writing assignments for an academic setting focused on interdisciplinary perspectives. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and improvisational writing exercises. Because this is a writing course, rather than just a course about writing, there will be a workshop component to the class. This means that all participants will bring in copies of their work to share to develop writing speaks to others. At the end of this course you will be better able to recognize, in your own writings and those of others, a piece's purpose, its organizational structure, level of craft execution, authorial voice, and engagement of the audience.
MACS 6130 - Practicum I (3 credits)
This course is a field research project that incorporates classroom knowledge and real-world settings. Students will demonstrate their ability to apply theory to practice and analyze situations utilizing knowledge from previous course work.
MACS 6160 - Practicum II (3 credits)
This course is a field research project that incorporates classroom knowledge and real-world settings. Students will demonstrate their ability to apply theory to practice and analyze situations utilizing knowledge from previous course work. This is a continuation of MACS 6130. Prerequisites: MACS 6130.