Apr 19, 2024  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Resources


 

The Institute for Global Initiatives

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The Institute for Global Initiatives promotes and collaboratively leads global learning and regional studies among KSU’s faculty, students, staff and the community through academic services and programs, research and scholarship, and partnerships. It supports and promotes KSU’s mission of international education by initiating programs, responding to external funding opportunities, and providing leadership for the institution’s regional centers. The centers are Center for African and African Diaspora Studies (CAADS) and the Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS). It collaborates with divisions, colleges, departments, and other units to ensure the infusion of international dimensions into teaching, scholarship, and community service. At the core of the IGI is the Office of International Services and Programs (OISP). The OISP coordinates a wide range of international programs and events, including international student recruitment and admission, study abroad programs to various destinations, the annual country-study program, and international student and faculty exchange program.

Confucius Institute

The nonprofit Confucius Institute at KSU promotes the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today.

With the establishment of this prestigious institute at KSU, the university will become a key resource in developing networks with China, the world’s fastest-growing economy, while serving the growing educational and business communities in the Atlanta area, as well as the Southeastern United States.

KSU, Georgia’s third largest university, is partnering with Yangzhou University (YZU) in the establishment of this Confucius Institute. YZU is a key comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. It emerged in 1992 through the merging of several higher educational institutions; the history of some of these institutions dates as far back as 1902.

For more information, visit the Confucius Institute Website.

Teacher Resource and Activity Center (TRAC)

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 The Teacher Resource and Activity Center, located in Kennesaw Hall Room 2005, is sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education and open to all KSU students, faculty, and staff. Educators in the geographical area served by the University are also invited to use the center.

 Designed specifically to meet the needs of professional teachers and education majors in the teacher preparation program, the center offers a curriculum library, media services, and instructional materials. It maintains a large library of professional books and periodicals, K-12 textbooks for curriculum planning at all grade levels, theme-related activity guides, supplemental kits, and over 1,000 educational DVDs and videos. TRAC also houses a production workroom equipped with a print/copy station, laminators, spiral and heat binders, poster printers, paper cutters, badge makers, and other assorted machines that support the development of classroom materials. TRAC has an extensive die-cut collection of over 800 shapes, letters, and numbers for creating bulletin boards and learning center manipulatives. Additional equipment such as computers, opaque projector, tape recorder, CD player, and televisions with VCR/DVD players are available for use in the center. Friendly staff is available to assist visitors.

Writing Center

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The Writing Center, located in Humanities Rm. 242, is a free service available to all members of the university community. Tutors assist writers from any discipline and at any stage of the writing process, including topic development, organizing, drafting, revising, grammar, punctuation, and documentation. The Writing Center also provides students with introductory information and instruction on the essay portion of the Regents’ Test. The Writing Center encourages writing across the curriculum in all classes and serves as a resource center for the practical and theoretical aspects of composition theory.

Hours of operation for the academic year: 

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment with a tutor, call 770-423-6380 during regular hours. For additional information, visit the Writing Center website: http://www.kennesaw.edu/english/WritingCenter/.

The Division of Continuing Education

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Continuing Education at Kennesaw State University is a creative and flexible way to learn new skills throughout your life. Offering more than 2,100 noncredit programs, online and in the classroom, Continuing Education at KSU is your professional development and personal enrichment partner, proudly serving 21,000 community members annually.

If you already have a college degree or are already in the workforce, Continuing Education at KSU can help you gain current, practical, professional skills to help you advance or even make a career change through classroom or online courses. You can choose from career assessment and planning programs for testing and consultation, one-day workshops, life enrichment classes and certificate programs. Certificate programs are available in a wide variety of areas including management & leadership, landscape/horticulture, healthcare, paralegal, personal trainer, human resources, event planning, TESOL, web design, technical writing, project management, and advanced technology areas including cyber security, and many more.

A wide variety of personal interest courses in culinary art, fitness, visual arts and home and garden are available throughout the year. In addition, Continuing Education offers specialized, age-appropriate programs through Summer University (K-12) and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Ages 50 and older). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are assigned to all professional development programs with one CEU awarded for 10 contact hours of participation. Several selected courses carry PLUs for teacher re-certification. Transcripts of earned CEUs are available upon request.

Visit the Continuing Education website at http://www.kennesaw.edu/ConEd or call 770-423-6765 for more information and to request a current course catalog.