EDEX - Educational Experiences


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Course Descriptions

Global Citizenship Program
Knowledge Areas
ARTS Arts Appreciation
GLBL Global Understanding
PNW Physical & Natural World
QL Quantitative Literacy
ROC Roots of Cultures
SSHB Social Systems & Human Behavior
Global Citizenship Program
Skill Areas
CRI Critical Thinking
ETH Ethical Reasoning
INTC Intercultural Competence
OCOM Oral Communication
WCOM Written Communication
** Course fulfills two skill areas


EDEX 1000 Educational Program Analysis (3)

Many adult students have gained the equivalent of college-level learning through their work experiences, training on the job, volunteer activities, civic involvement, travel or other nonacademic settings. In this independent course, students learn to document their college-level learning into a portfolio that can then be assessed for college credit. Permission from the Coordinator for Experiential Learning required for enrollment. Prerequisite: Permission from Academic Advising.

EDEX 1001 Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment (0)

Students submitting portfolios for Prior Learning Assessment without taking EDEX 1000 or submitting additional portfolios after EDEX 1000 must register for this course. There is an additional course fee of $350. This course may be repeated up to the maximum allowable credits earned by prior learning assessment (PLA), which is 30 credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission from Academic Advising.

EDEX 1500 Webster 101 (1)

Webster 101 is designed as an introduction to college life and is intended for first year students. This course will help the first year student make the most of his/her career at Webster University. Using various assessments and exercises, each student will develop a deeper understanding of him/herself and use that understanding to learn adaptation strategies, such as goal setting, values clarification, time management, money management, and stress management skills that will work for each student in and out of the classroom. Each student will also learn how to use the many resources Webster provides to support students in meeting both academic and social challenges. All freshmen are invited but not required to enroll. See also: Student Affairs. Prerequisite: First time freshman status.

EDEX 1510 Major and Career Explorations (1)

This class is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore major and career interests. Students will take several self-evaluation assessments that will allow them to understand their values, interest, personality characteristics and skills in relation to a variety of majors. Students will also learn resources for obtaining accurate major and career related information. The course will include one-on-one meeting with career counselors to create individualized career development plans and career-related group outings. The skills and strategies learned in this class will enable students to make informed decisions about choosing majors and careers.

EDEX 1520 Certified Peer Educator (1)

The Certified Peer Educator (CPE) course will help to develop leadership skills in our students in their growth to be able to become successful Peer Educators. The course will include eight modules, covering the role of peer education, helping peers make a behavior change, listening skills, response and referral skills, how to take action and intervene, recognizing the role of diversity and inclusivity, programming and presentation skills, self-care and group dynamics. The course is driven through the Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training material offered through a BACCHUS Initiative of NASPA.

EDEX 2750 Student Leadership Development (1-12)

A semester-long course in leadership skills assessment, leadership theory, interpersonal communications, leading in a diverse community, teamwork, ethical decision making, motivation, organizational dynamics, goal setting, and promotion. May be taken as part of the leadership certificate program or separately. Prerequisite: Permission of the coordinator of the leadership program, Student Affairs Office, 314-968-6980. See also: Special Study Opportunities.

EDEX 3001 Chess for Beginners (1)

In today's world that focuses on the importance of networking in almost any profession, and especially in business, playing chess joins the ranks of tennis and golf as a conduit. Chess players are often considered to be intelligent, strategic, studious and good employers. Learning how to play chess, and/or how to improve your chess game, is a perfect way to enhance your marketability and widen your networking circles. This class will teach you the basics of the game of chess through instruction and play. 

EDEX 3002 Chess Lab 2 (1) 

Stronger chess players are the ones who train more and learn different aspects of the game. This has tremendous similarities to what is expected in the work force. This class will build on prior basic knowledge of the game of chess through instruction and play. Importantly, this class will focus on Chess Openings. Learning one's "style" is important both on and off the board. Prerequisite: EDEX 3001 or USCF Chess rating of 1000+.

EDEX 3003 Chess Lab 3 (1) 

Success, both on and off the board, is often marked by how you finish a meeting, bid or competition. Closing the deal is something that most people have to learn how to do. This class will build on prior basic knowledge of the game of chess through instruction and play. Importantly, this class will focus on Chess Endgames. Learning how to win a "winning" game or saving a difficult position is a very important skill to have. Prerequisite: EDEX 3001 or USCF Chess rating of 1000+.

EDEX 3004 Chess Lab 4 (1) 

The hardest part of a game, an interview, a job and just about anything else that humans do is the Middle part. With all of the beginning options finished, and so many paths to choose next, there is much room for errors. Chess, like life, has a complex middle game filled with potential pitfalls. Learning how to safely take risks and how to rely on the knowledge you have is important for chess and otherwise. This class will build on prior basic knowledge of the game of chess and increase knowledge of Middlegame aspects that work well on and off the board. Prerequisite: EDEX 3001 or USCF Chess rating of 1000+.

EDEX 3300 Special Topics in Educational Experience (1-3)

Topics involve inquiry or action around current education or service-learning related activities. May be repeated for credit if content differs.