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International Development Program | SIS

Skills Institutes

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Days/Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, on each of three days: Friday-Saturday-Sunday

Meeting Dates: Please make certain to verify the dates of the Institutes that you have registered for with the International Development Office, as dates may change. Also, for many Institutes, some advanced reading is required. This information will be posted on Blackboard.

Credits: Each institute is worth one credit hour of graduate level credit. All skills institutes are "pass/fail."

Eligible Students: All AU graduate students interested in international development who have completed either 33.636, 33.637, or the equivalent are eligible. Undergraduates and non-degree students admitted only by permission of IDP and the instructor. Non-degree students should contact the Graduate Advising Office at (202) 885-1690, for information on registering for Skills Institutes.

Cost: Students will be charged the current tuition rate for one graduate level credit hour plus an additional materials fee. Note: If this is the only course taken, a Sports Center fee of $30 will be assessed. Skills Institutes may not be audited.

Registration: Register as you would for regular courses. Students may register or drop up to two days before the Institute begins, but since space is limited, early registration is strongly recommended.  Students are registered on a first-come first-served basis. Students may drop an Institute with a 100% refund provided that your request (including course number and section and your AUID) is emailed to sis-skills@american.edu no later than two days prior to the institute's start date.

For further information please contact the International Development Program Office in SIS 228; 202-885-1657

Past Skills Institutes have included "Proposal Writing," "Project and Program Evaluation," "Rapid Assessment Techniques," "Cost Benefit Analysis, and "International Resource Development."

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