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Theoretical Foundations of Political Science

Where did our modern philosophies and systems of government take shape? All began as theoretical approaches, or a “set of assumptions about reality that inform the questions we ask and the kinds of answers we arrive at as a result.” Political science, the study of government at all levels, laws, and political thought, has provided…

How UT Permian Basin’s Online RN to BSN Works

Nursing is a challenging, yet highly rewarding career.  There is a growing need for nursing professionals who can assume leadership roles to advocate for patients and their fellow professionals. To fill this need, The University of Texas Permian Basin offers an Online RN to BSN program for RNs to elevate their education to a Bachelor…

What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Literacy?

An alarming 32% of fourth grade students in the United States lack basic reading skills. Nearly a quarter of eighth graders suffer from the same limitations, and the upheaval in education spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these deficits. The ability to read is essential to every individual’s potential for living a productive,…

What Is Energy Risk Management? 

Businesses face several dimensions of risk exposure and require proactive approaches to mitigate those risks. This business process is known as risk management (also referred to as Enterprise Risk Management – ERM), and it involves “identifying, assessing and controlling financial, legal, strategic and security risks to an organization’s capital and earnings.” In the energy industry,…

Criminal Justice
Best Degrees for Public Sector Careers

If you’re considering a career in the public sector, there are many directions you can take. The public sector is a broad term encompassing government, education, law enforcement, military, nonprofit, and other subsectors. Your choice will be governed primarily by a combination of your interests, credentials, and qualifications. Your interests are up to you. We’re…

Teachers, Can You Recognize the Signs of Autism in Students?  

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 68 school-aged children. Children with this neurodevelopmental disorder learn differently than nondisabled students and can experience hardships throughout their lives if unassisted by parents, teachers, and special educators.   As a teacher, you’ve likely encountered children with ASD and potentially students who’ve yet to be diagnosed. Spotting…

Cyber Security
How Long Will It Take AI to Guess Your Passwords?

Passwords restrict access to many of the phones, computers, and other devices and associated applications we use daily. Like a virtual key, a password can unlock your bank account and credit card numbers, Social Security number, and other private data. Armed with your passwords, an unscrupulous individual can steal your money, your identity, and your…