IPCR Orientation
Academic Planning
Candidate Academic Plan (CAP)
http://www.american.edu/sis/ipcr/upload/IPCR-CAP-Form-Long-Fall-2012.pdf
Should be completed before your 3rd Semester
 A tool for you to develop an intentional plan of study for your
MA
 CAP can be updated to reflect changes in course selections
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CAP Form is available on IPCR Website under academic guide
If you are currently in your 3rd semester or beyond please submit your CAP ASAP!
 Two Year Cycle of IPCR Courses
 Fantastic resource!
 Can be used to plan course selections, develop your concentration,
and complete your CAP http://www.american.edu/sis/ipcr/Academics.cfm
Academic Planning
Concentration (12 Credit Hours)
 Individual focus helps support academic and professional
development
 Important to be intentional when choosing courses and
experiences
IPCR Streams
 Flexible
templates that students can use when building their
concentration
 Suggested courses and learning outcomes for sub-fields of peace and
conflict resolution including: human rights, identity and culture, and
peace building
 You are not required to choose an IPCR Stream as your concentration
but they are a good place to look for guidance
http://www.american.edu/sis/ipcr/upload/IPCR-Streams-Updated-2011.pdf
Curriculum Changes
For incoming F12 students and
returning students who have opted-in
 Capstone (3 Credit Hours)
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SRP
SRP with Coursework
Thesis
Practicum
Group Project
 Working together with an outside client under the supervision of a
faculty member
 Must apply to and be accepted to participate
 Continuing students must have opted-in to the new curriculum in order to
participate
 Interdisciplinary (not program specific)
 It is important to choose a practicum that furthers your knowledge of
IPCR, and your academic and professional development
 Coordinated by Professor Cowles
 Website with additional details and application information coming soon.
 http://www.american.edu/sis/practica/index.cfm
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Curriculum Changes
For incoming F12 students and
returning students who have opted-in
Internships
 Beginning Fall 2012, all internships used to fulfill the
professional experience requirement must be registered.
 Internships can be registered either for-credit or non-credit
 Please be aware that internships registered non-credit still
need a completed internship registration form (on grad
advising website)
 All internships (both for credit and non-credit) must be at least
180hrs
 Prior professional experience should use the Professional
Experience Certification Form. *Please check with me if you
have questions about eligibility*
http://www.american.edu/sis/gradadvising/internships.cfm
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IPCR Orientation