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02/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/13/2018 11:55

Making the Case for Creating Course Diagrams

Authors:

Kay E. Zekany, Ph.D., CMA, College of Business Administration, McNeese State University (Corresponding Author)

Mercy Palamuleni, Ph.D., College of Business Administration, McNeese State University

We have all heard the idiom, 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' And we frequently use a graphic in our research to illustrate the hypothesized relationships between the concepts we are studying. But do we also use a picture or graphic to illustrate the flow of concepts in our courses? We should. This paper has several objectives: to explain what a course diagram is and why you should create one for each of your courses; to describe how to design an effective course diagram; and to provide five-sample course diagrams.