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The Graduate School Madonna University
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MS Humane Studies Plan of Study

MS Humane Studies | Criminal Justice Core | Leadership Core | Specialty Core
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MS Humane Studies


   Program Requirements (32 cr. to be chosen)


      Humane Studies Core (20 cr. to be chosen)

         HUM 5210   Do Animals Matter? (HUM*/LS/SSC) 3 cr.  Examination of religious, philosophical, cultural, aesthetic, and societal conceptualizations of animals and their impact on human-animal relations as well as on uses, treatment, and legal standing of animals. Emphasis is on proposing solutions regarding human-animal co-existence and interdependence through the lenses of humanities, and social sciences within the framework of the Franciscan tradition. Includes an academic service-learning experience. 
         HUS 5010   Applied Research Methods 3 cr.  An examination of various research methods in social sciences in the light of course work and professional experiences. Students design community organization-based action research projects. 
         HUS 5120   Diversity, Discrimination, and Social Justice 3 cr.  Issues of diversity, discrimination, and social justice with particular attention given to institutions that provide human services (sociology, criminal justice, nursing, gerontology, social work, psychology, education): how marginalized populations (e.g. race/ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, social class, medical/mental disability) are socially constructed; how these groups have been affected in the contexts of social stratification; institutional and structural discrimination; how economic, political, and cultural systems pose challenges to these marginalized groups; exploration of possible solutions. 
         HUS 5140   Conflict Management and Resolution 3 cr.  This course presents a micro to macro overview of conflict management in the intrapersonal, interpersonal, groups and societal contexts. It provides an introduction to theory, practice and skills necessary in conflict resolution. Methods of conflict resolution such as mediation and negotiation are analyzed. Topics include: non-violence, communication skills, assertiveness, appreciation of diverse perspectives, and awareness of one’s own conflict resolution style and attitudes. 
         HUS 6010   Pedagogical Strategies in Humane Studies 3 cr.  Exploration of principles underpinning humane education and its pedagogical strategies. The interface between humane education, the Franciscan values, and critical pedagogy is analyzed. An emphasis on the application of instructional and communicative strategies to various professional settings and evaluating their effectiveness. 
         LS  5300   Study Abroad: Costa Rica 2 cr.   
         LS  5410   Sustainability: Vision and Values 3 cr.  Interdisciplinary overview of the concepts of sustainability, including its origins in spiritual traditions and its environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Allows for individualized exploration of topics such as food systems, climate, public policy, renewable energy, and green building. 

      Capstone Experience (3 cr. to be chosen)

         HUS 6930   Internship in Humane Studies 3 cr.  An instructor-supervised internship in a professional setting compatible with humane studies and tailored to the student’s interests. The focus is on applying the principles of humane studies in practice and developing professional skills relevant to the setting. Prerequisites: completion of Humane Studies core. 
         HUS 6960   Research in Humane Studies 3 cr.  An analysis of existing literature on an instructor’s approved topic in humane studies, resulting in a comprehensive literature review. An emphasis is given to creative conceptual developments in the field. Prerequisites: completion of Humane Studies core. 

      Core Option (9 cr. to be chosen)

Criminal Justice Core    

   Core Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)

      CJ  5150   Criminal Investigation 3 cr.  A comprehensive analysis of principles and advanced procedures of criminal investigation; conduct at a crime scene; search, collection, and preservation of evidence; interviewing; and methods used in crime laboratories. Emphasis is given to the assessment of those procedures in terms of their efficiency and legal impact. Not available to students who have taken CJ 3110, CJ 4150, or equivalents. 
      CJ  5300   Advanced Criminal Justice Administration 3 cr.  An examination of the functions of the police, court, and corrections in the Criminal Justice System; concepts and principles of organizational structure; concepts and principles of administration; and management with an emphasis on budgets, change, conflict, strategy, and evolution. 
      CJ  5450   Interviewing and Investigative Report Writing 3 cr.  The in-depth exploration of advanced interviewing and interrogation techniques and the comprehensive skills that are necessary for the integration and documentation of information that is obtained from a wide variety of sources. Emphasis is given to the assessment of those techniques in terms of their procedural efficiency and legal impact. Not available to students who have taken CJ 2400, CJ 4450, or equivalents. 
Leadership Core    

   Core Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)

      MGT 6110   Entrepreneurial Leadership in Non-Profits 3 cr.  Feasibility and market research analysis for the start-up of a new nonprofit venture or a subsidiary entity. Assessment of a present nonprofit organization and introducing an organizational renewal initiative where appropriate: entity formation, values, mission, vision, goals, and operational objectives formation. The second half of the course provides students the opportunity to work with nonprofit executives in applying their competencies in the field in partnership with them. 
      MGT 6120   Developing and Deploying Volunteers 2 cr.  A comprehensive system for attracting, recruiting, selecting, placing, developing, deploying, and managing the performance of volunteer staff. Instruction in designing a complete volunteer performance management system followed by the opportunity to work with nonprofit executives in addressing the nonprofit’s needs in any of the performance management subsystems. 
      MGT 6130   Developing Partnerships with Boards, Suppliers, and Clients 2 cr.  The art and science of nurturing and developing partnerships between a nonprofit’s officers and its board and among stakeholders and constituents. Students apply a template of partnering principles to scenarios such as board/officer relationships, competitor alliances, supplier contracts, community strategic agreements, and donor relations. After practicing the principles of partnering in a variety of scenarios, students work with nonprofit executives in addressing the nonprofit’s needs. 
      MGT 6140   Obtaining Funding, Program Management, and Evaluation 2 cr.  Development and the fundraising strategies to support the non-profit mission, vision, and goals: constructing a funding campaign based on an analysis of the short and long term strategic, operational, and capital financial needs of the nonprofit; various forms of fund raising (events, donor development, capital campaigns, planned giving and grants); designing marketing and promotion plans, media outreach, and websites as parts of a comprehensive and integrated approach to funding. Students then work with nonprofit executives in applying their fundraising competencies in the field in partnership with them. 
Specialty Core    

   Core Requirements (9 cr. to be chosen)

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