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Special Academic Programs
Language and Cross-Cultural Training Programs for Businesspersons and Professionals
Certificate in Language Studies
The following courses are offered through the Continuing Studies Division in any major language including: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English as a Second Language, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and others.
A concentration on business and technical themes and vocabulary can be incorporated into any courses described above.
Weekend College is a special educational opportunity and delivery system for adults whose employment and/or family schedules make attending classes difficult. By attending classes on the weekends and evenings, students may earn these degrees:
The Master of Science in Health Services Administration can be completed in five terms by attending classes just one night each week plus Saturdays. This program prepares health care professionals for leadership and administrative roles in diverse health care settings.
The UDM Weekend College features a 10- or 11-week term in fall and winter semesters. Classes are held Friday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition, three-week intensive classes are held on three consecutive weekends with class hours on three Fridays from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. and three Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The delivery option permits students to take up to three courses in the 11-week term and another intensive class at the term end.
Weekend College students also have the option of supplementing their weekend courses with day and/or evening classes. Each course in Weekend College addresses the same learning objectives as day and evening courses. Degree requirements, grading procedures, tuition costs and fees are consistent with day and evening programs.
The Career Education Center offers many services to assist graduate students in making career choices appropriate to their personal goals. Participation in the Center’s services can help graduate students advance or change their career. Services include career advising, cooperative education, placement services and student employment.
All UDM students are eligible to participate in co-op. Co-op assignments normally run concurrent with the University academic term beginning in January, May and September. Work assignments are career specific. Students either "ALTERNATE" a full-time academic term with full-time co-op work assignments or "PARALLEL" part-time academic studies with part-time co-op work assignments.
Cooperative Education Preparation (CEC 500), a one credit, tuition free class is the prerequisite for graduate students to participate in the cooperative education program. Interested students should contact the Center to enroll in the program.
Student Employment Service
International Services recruits international students for, and integrates international students into, the University’s programs of study. To do this, it functions in the areas of admissions, immigration, orientation and English language assessment and instruction. International Services advises the University in matters of international education and instruction in American language and culture.
American Language and Culture Program
Because some programs of study demand more intensive or specific language skills, special courses in accent reduction, abstract concept development and research writing also are offered as electives to students.
American Language and Culture Course Offerings
An intensive course of 23 hours of concentrated study each week. Students study grammar, vocabulary, speed-reading, comprehension, pronunciation, conversation skills, listening, note taking, writing and American culture.
Special Course for New International Students
This class functions as an extension of the orientation program by offering new international students an opportunity to explore the American culture. In addition, the student is exposed to a variety of subject areas chosen to assist in adjustment to his/her new environment. American Studies is required of all international students studying in the United States for the first time who are not placed in full-time English.
The main objectives of the intermediate reading course are vocabulary development, reading speed, and text analysis with emphasis on knowledge of facts, inference and evaluation skills. Practice is given in test-taking, cloze techniques and context clues.
Listening and Speaking
This class provides an advanced English-speaking international student with the composition skills necessary for graduate and undergraduate coursework. Cultural and anthropological topics provide integrated reading, speaking, thinking and writing practice.
This elective class is designed for students who need to improve their speaking and listening skills. Instruction focuses on subject matter comprehension, discussion and the improvement of speech articulation and pronunciation. Where a need is indicated, academic presentations are included. Students who wish to improve their oral presentation skills to qualify for teaching assistantships may elect this class.
Instruction focuses on the steps for developing a well organized and properly developed term or thesis paper. These include an introduction to library resources, choosing and limiting topics, reading, note taking, paraphrasing, summarizing sources, organizing and documentation. The writing process of idea generation, writing, rewriting, editing and proofreading is also stressed.
Current topics and controversies of interest to the University community are explored through attendance at and participation in lectures, seminars and workshops. Reading, discussion and written reports develop background and understanding of the topics. This course provides for fuller participation in the intellectual life of the University.
College of Business Administration
College of Engineering & Science
College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing
College of Liberal Arts & Education
School of Architecture
School of Dentistry
School of Law