A minor in Adult and Organization Development (AOD) can complement a range of existing majors across Temple, including, among others: Strategic and Organizational Communication, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Education, Business Management, Communication Management, and Social Work. The AOD minor can open up expanded career opportunities for students through our applied focus on organizational skill development, training, and adult learning.

Requirements

A total of 15 credit hours in AOD coursework. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C

Students must complete the following courses:

Minor in Adult & Organizational Development Required Courses
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
AOD 1016 Introduction to Adult Learning and Training 3
AOD 1166 Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span 3
AOD 2176 Team Process in Education 3
AOD 2214 Conflict and Communication 3
Elective Select one of the following: 3
AOD 2215 Mediation: Principles and Practice  
AOD 3316 Negotiation Processes  
AOD 3376 Facilitating Group Decision-Making  
AOD 3396 Organizational Communication  
  Total Credit Hours 15

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Declaring a Minor

Students who are interested in pursuing a minor in Adult and Organizational Development (AOD) should speak to their advisor in the school or college in which they are pursuing their degree to discuss how this minor fits into their overall academic plan. Students must formally declare the AOD minor upon completing no more than 6 credits toward the minor by meeting with a College of Education advisor.  Appointments are located at the Shimada Resource Center, Suite 150 Ritter Annex and can be made via TUportal or by calling 215-204.8011.  There is no penalty if the minor is not completed.