Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
Please see the college website at http://www.internationalcollegeofinterdisciplinarysciences.org
The College is accepting admission for 2016.
Applicants to the post-graduate program should possess a baccalaureate degree from a DETC or a regionally or internationally accredited college and have several years experience in a career field. They should also have several years of experience working in the genealogical field. Certain exceptions may be made regarding career qualifications.
As noted, all course transfer of credits must be from an accredited or a approved college or university and will undergo evaluation by the evaluation review committee.
Applicants are expected to be proficient in the English language skills. A second language English applicant should submit records of TOEFL examination with scores of 550 minimums.
Potential students must have a GED or High School Certificate to enroll in the Certificate Program.
Students are expected to have access to a computer, email and the Internet and genealogical databases for their completion of the program.
A Booth at the FGS Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana - Photo: Carl Edwin Lindgren
There are currently two programs in the American School of Genealogy. They are both accredited.
AIMS OF THE PROGRAM
1. The aim of the certificate program is to provide an introductory level of competence in fields of genealogy, heraldry, documentary sciences, pedagogic studies and scientific research and educational methodology.
Potential students must have a GED or High School Certificate to enroll in the Certificate program. The Certificate Program, titled the Basics in the Applied Study of Genealogy contains four modules. Each module consists of sixteen (16) weeks.
2. The Accredited Post-Graduate Diploma of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences, a professional and academic diploma in genealogical and heraldic studies is designed through its structures and processes to develop a higher level of skills, knowledge and attitudes among the participants in the areas of genealogical and heraldic studies as well as the fields of history, anthropology, archeology,sociology, education, research theory, teaching, ethics writing, and legalities of the varied professions.
Many societies, associations and schools in the U.S. offer technical or mechanically inclined courses in genealogy. However, as excellent as these may be, a void exists in the educational and scientific knowledge, as there is no nexus or connection between the aforementioned disciplines in scientific knowledge and writing.
Thus, a student, regardless of how versed he/she is in the technical skills of genealogy, is like a traveler in the South Pacific without a map or compass.
The American School/College of Genealogy, offers courses that are individually tailored to a student’s adult professional goals.
The scientific and scholarly genealogical course program is consistent with the model of adult learning theory practices and processes.
THE DISTANCE EDUCATION MODEL
The goal of the American School of Genealogy is to offer studies that are individualized to the professional goals and career interests of students.
Students work with their primary mentors and together they build the study plan, which outlines their route and requirements leading to the finalization of their program.
Courses are taken through a distance-learning mode. In time, courses will be offered on-site.
The School also has an annual conference and series of learning workshops which will be held at various university and royal society sites.
The American School/College of Genealogy, in its commitment to implement a strong program has appointed a Vice President of Academic Studies who is committed to meet the demands of a broad research base and curriculum through the active development of scope and sequence by integrating the program within various kinship model and European theories
Dr. LaWanna Blount is the Vice President and Co-Founder of the College, and would be pleased to assist any interested person.