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Program Requirements

This information is provided for current active students in the program. New students and returning students can no longer be admitted to the program.

Lifelong Learning Area
The Lifelong Learning Area consists of 12 competencies satisfied by 8 required SNL courses, approved transfer courses or proficiency exams. They are:

LL 103 INDEPENDENT LEARNING SEMINAR (L-1)
LL 250 FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT LEARNING: DEVELOPING PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS (L-2 & F-1)
L-3: Civic Engagement competency in SNL course, transfer, or experience. The L-3 competency is available in the following SNL courses:
AI 143 ROOTED IN THE CITY: WRITERS & WRITING IN CHICAGO
AI 218 ORGANIZING AND DEVELOPING EMERGENCY TRAINING & SERVICE STRATEGIES: "LESSONS-LEARNED" FROM KATRINA
AI 230 MEMOIRS: A JOURNEY FROM THE INSIDE OUT
AI 257 ENGAGE FOR CHANGE: GET INFORMED, INVOLVED AND CONNECTED
HC 118 MAKING SOCIAL CHANGE: THE LEGACY OF THE 1960'S
HC 211 ENGAGING A LOCAL NONPROFIT TO SOLVE A GLOBAL PROBLEM
HC 268 CULTURE AND POLITICS OF CAREWORK
HC 283 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES BALANCING WORK & FAMILY
HC 302 ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD 
HC 362 POVERTY, POLICY AND THE ECONOMY: POOR IN THE USA
IN 231 EXPLORING CHICAGO POLITICS
IN 352 EYES ON THE PRIZE: A TELEVISION HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
SNC 215 ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION 
SW 251 UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL HEALTH CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES 
SW 254 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND ADVOCACY
LL 260 LL 260 WRITING FOR COMPETENCE  (L-4)
LL 270 CRITICAL THINKING  (L-5)
LL 205 QUANTITATIVE REASONING  (L-6)
L-7: Collaborative Learning competency in SNL course, transfer, or experience. The L-7 competency is available in the following SNL courses:
AI 170 CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AI 255 AI 255 SELF EXPLORATION: INSIDE OURSELVES, OUTSIDE WITH OTHERS
AI 285 WORK, PLAY AND REST: INTEGRATING THE FRAGMENTS
FA 133 EDITING YOURSELF AND OTHERS: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO WRITING AT WORK
FA 196 MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
FA 198 FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT
FA 214 ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOUNTING
FA 221 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FROM START-UP TO SUCCESS
FA 224 HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
FA 237 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, NEGOTIATION, AND CLIENT RELATIONS
FA 241 WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT AND COMMITMENT: HOW TO MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES
FA 300 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FA 340 IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
FA 363 ACHIEVING WORK AND LIFE GOALS
FA 390 DIVERSITY: IN AND BEYOND THE WORK PLACE
HC 102 HOLIDAY ECONOMICS
HC 141 COACHING FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
HC 171 ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN ACTION
HC 178 GENDER AT WORK
HC 217 HIP HOP AND THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE
HC 246 LANGUAGE AND LANDSCAPE
HC 299 ASSESSING AND MANAGING CONFLICT
HC 302 ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD
HC 344 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE E
SW 250 WIDGETS, CLICKS, & TWEETS: ESSENTIALS OF APPLIED WEB TECHNOLOGY
SW 262 SW 262 THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
SW 295 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING
LL 300 LL 300 RESEARCH SEMINAR  (L-8 & L-9)
LL 302 LL 302 EXTERNSHIP (L-10 & L-11)
LL 390 LL 390 SUMMIT SEMINAR (L-12)

Liberal Learning 
The Liberal Learning Area consists of 26 competencies in 4 categories. Competencies can be satisfied by SNL courses, relevant transfer courses of C- or better, and documented college-level learning from experience. They are:

Arts & Ideas Category
1 from Interpreting the Arts (A-1)
1 from Creative Expression (A-2)
1 from Reflection and Meaning (A-3)
1 from Ethics in the Contemporary World (A-4)
1 from Creativity (A-5)
3 additional AI competencies

Human Community Category
1 from Communities and Societies (H-1)
1 from Institutions and Organizations (H-2)
1 from Individual Development (H-3)
1 from Power and Justice (H-4)
1 from Globalization (H-5)
3 additional HC competencies

The Scientific World Category
1 from Experiencing Science (S-1)
1 from Patterns and Processes (S-2)
1 from Science, Technology and Society (S-3)
1 from Interconnections in the Natural World (S-4)
1 from Scientific Reasoning (S-5)
3 additional SW competencies
 
Electives
1 Advanced Elective (E-1)
1 Advanced Elective (E-2)

Focus Area 
The Focus Area consists of 12 competencies satisfied by SNL courses, relevant transfer courses of C- or better, and documented college-level learning from experience.

F-1: Focused Planning (Fulfilled by LL 250)
F-2: Focus Area Elective
F-3: Focus Area Elective
F-4: Focus Area Elective
F-5: Focus Area Elective
F-6: Focus Area Elective
F-7: Focus Area Elective
F-8: Focus Area Elective
F-9: Focus Area Elective
F-10: Focus Area Elective
F-11: Advanced Project (Fulfilled by FA 303 or FA 304)
F-12: Advanced Project​ (Fulfilled by FA 303 or FA 304)