Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Advising and Peer Advising Center

This page is designed to provide SHSS Students and Faculty with basic information and resources for advising.  You will find below information on Sample Degree plans for majors in Communication, HRD and International Studies.  In addition, you will find a current listing of advisors for all students as well as a copy of the suggested course rotation for the courses SHSS offers.

Overview of Advising

Al Akhawayn University, in keeping with its philosophy, provides a flexible and visible system of advising to help you work towards your academic degree.  You will be assigned and required to see an academic advisor, but you can also choose from a variety of advising resources.  The advising philosophy at AUI is one of facilitating and teaching students how to make informed choices about their education.  Academic advising and planning is not separate from the reflective processes students engage in when evaluating their own performance in an academic program.  Ideally; this process gives students the tools to assess not only the content of their academic work but also their intentions and academic goals.  Students who seek out academic advising will most likely be presented with a series of questions about their goals, interests, skills and weaknesses and then be offered a range of academic options to help them make informed choices about their academic futures.
AUI Advising Handbook,  p. 3-4

Academic Advisors

Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor who will assist in managing student's degree plan. The information about the name of your academic advisor can be found through your Jenzabar portal.


Program, Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinators

You may also need to contact the Program Coordinators.  Program coordinators are generally consulted when your regular advisor is unavailable, or when you are planning to go abroad for a semester. 

Degree Plans

There is some flexibility in the order in which courses are offered as well as in when they are taken.  You should be in close communication with your advisor about your progress.  Though advisors are available to guide you through your years at AUI, you should be aware of your own progress.  

Course Offerings

SHSS offers courses for the University Common Core as well as courses relating to the three degree programs.  Most classes are offered on a regular basis. Please keep in mind that some alterations occur due to demand for the course as well as faculty availability.  Consult the AUI Course Offerings for a given semester to see what is currently being offered for a given semester.
For further details about the advising and the registration process, please consult the Advising Handbook, available in the office of Enrollment Services.
Consult the SHSS Course Rotation document for information about when specific classes are generally offered.

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