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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Training and Organizational Development Minor

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The Training and Organizational Development Minor is designed to develop skills that will increase employment opportunities in the fields of organizational training, instructional design, media production, and organizational development. The minor includes courses from the departments of teacher education, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Technical Communication and Media Production. Students must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours. In addition to required core courses, students choose one of the following concentrations:

  • organizational development strategies
  • content and technology delivery
  • media and interactive media production

Students must contact an advisor to plan a course of study for their particular minor. If you have taken any one of the required courses as part of your major, you must substitute another course in the minor for it.

A grade of C- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Required Core Total: 12


Choose at least three courses from one of the following three concentrations. The fourth course can be from any of the three concentrations or one of the electives. Courses cannot be used to meet both the requirements of this minor and the requirements of any major.

Organizational Development Strategies Concentration:

This concentration addresses the needs of two different groups of learners: first, the student who wants to engage in organizational development strategies and tactics to bring about change in the structure, function, and cultural aspects of an organizational system; and second, the student who wants to develop communication skills and enter into a career as a trainer.

Content and Technology Delivery Concentration:

This concentration addresses the needs of teachers and resource personnel in educational systems who want to use technology to design and deliver instructional content.


Students may complete a single one 3-hour internship as part of the overall requirements. The internship is not required, needs advisor approval, and cannot substitute for any of the 12-hour core courses.

Required Core Courses: 12

Concentration Courses: 12

Total for Training and Organizational Development Minor: 24


*There are prerequisites for these courses.

**This course is offered for variable credit. Students must take this course for 3 credit hours to ensure they have the correct number of total credit hours.

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