College Student Services Admin (CSSA)

CSSA 501. RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: AHE 501

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 502. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-16 Credits)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 502

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 503. THESIS. (1-16 Credits)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 503

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

CSSA 505. READING AND CONFERENCE. (1-16 Credits)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 505

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 506. PROJECTS. (1-16 Credits)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 506

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 507. SEMINAR. (1-5 Credits)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 507

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 508. WORKSHOP. (1-3 Credits)

Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 508

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

CSSA 510. INTERNSHIP. (1-18 Credits)

Graded P/N.

This course is repeatable for 18 credits.

CSSA 513. RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION. (3 Credits)

Basic understanding of research and assessment ideas, uses, and practices in higher education and student affairs.

Equivalent to: AHE 513

CSSA 515. ADVANCED RESEARCH LITERATURE REVIEW. (3 Credits)

Provides graduate students with knowledge and experience in the advanced literature review process including construction of the literature review as product. One of the primary skills graduate students must master is advanced review of a body of literature for the research project. Mastery of the literature review process influences quality and sophistication of claims developed to justify research, with the written review clearly delineating the unique contribution of the student’s research and the knowledge gap that it fills. The literature review as a product is a strong written argument that builds a case from credible evidence based on previous research. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 515, ES 515, WGSS 515.

Equivalent to: ANTH 515, ES 515, WGSS 515

CSSA 520. MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. (3 Credits)

Developing understanding, knowledge, and skills of multiculturalism affecting the student affairs profession and careers in student affairs administration.

Equivalent to: AHE 520

CSSA 530. FUNDAMENTALS OF COUNSELING. (3 Credits)

Explores basic helping skills and processes appropriate in a variety of settings, specifically within the higher education arena. Instruction will focus on a variety of counseling skills and techniques through videotape and role plays. Course activities will explore ethical standards of conduct, multicultural considerations and competencies, and engage in discussions of counseling issues within higher education.

CSSA 548. AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION. (3 Credits)

The origins and development of higher education in the United States from the colonial colleges to the present.

Equivalent to: AHE 548

CSSA 551. PROGRAMS AND FUNCTIONS IN COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES. (3 Credits)

Historical, philosophical, and organizational foundations; operational components and functional areas; overview and analysis of college student services in postsecondary educational institutions; leadership development.

Equivalent to: AHE 551

CSSA 552. STUDENT DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES. (3 Credits)

Theoretical and philosophical foundations of student development; analysis of college student characteristics and the student culture; nontraditional student subgroups; student attitudes, values, and beliefs; concepts and models that promote student learning; and assessment of student growth.

Equivalent to: AHE 552

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

CSSA 553. STUDENT DEVELOPMENT IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES II. (3 Credits)

Gain a deeper understanding of adult student populations and development theory (specifically, cognitive theories and typologies) and its application to practice.

CSSA 554. LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. (3 Credits)

A comprehensive presentation and discussion of the law governing administration within public colleges and universities with a special emphasis on tort liability and freedom of expression.

Equivalent to: AHE 554

CSSA 557. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES. (1 Credit)

Self-assessment, goal setting, professional growth, and professional ethics as a practitioner in college student services administration. Graded P/N.

Equivalent to: AHE 557

CSSA 558. ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES. (3 Credits)

Legal foundations, governance models, planning, and goal setting, resource acquisition and allocation, personnel and financial management and administrative leadership .

Equivalent to: AHE 558

CSSA 574. BUDGET AND FINANCE. (2 Credits)

Introduction to budget and finance in student services. Overview of topics with which student affairs practitioners should be familiar, able to use, and to assess.

Equivalent to: AHE 574

CSSA 599. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-16 Credits)

Equivalent to: AHE 599

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.