Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Disorderly Migration to the Cities

One of our graduates Manuel A. Dominguez Ortiz wrote his thesis on "Disorderly Migration to the Cities” which has been recognized and published through www.monografias.com
He considers one of the most serious problems facing humanity is the disorderly migration into the cities.
Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic for example, are one of many big cities that are affected by this scenario, as it has grown from a small town to a metropolis populated by millions of people.

His approach is to analyze the town, gather information and observe the behavior of those affected.

You can read more about his work through the link below.

Manuel has just completed at Atlantic International University a Bachelor of Science program in Architecture.
We are very proud of you Manuel and we wish you more success in your professional projects.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Environmental Science

An environmental scientist studies the environment and develops solutions to environmental problems.   They analyze the air, the water, and soil and make sure that the environment is safe.  Environmental science is a field that integrates many physical and biological sciences such as ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, and geography.  To find work in the field an environmental scientist will need at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and in most cases a graduate degree is required.  Other helpful skills include computers, writing and speaking skills, and people’s skills. Here is some helpful information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Salary: $65,280 Average yearly wages (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008)

Job availability: 85,900 jobs held in the field in 2008. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008)

Job growth:  The number of jobs for environmental scientists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008)

Atlantic international University offers both Bachelor and Master degree on Environmental Science.  After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis.

Sample Courses include:
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation for Natural Resource Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Watershed Management
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Law
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology

For more information on Environmental Science at Atlanticinternational University follow the following links:
Bachelor of Environmental Science (BS) program
Master of Environmental Science (MS) program

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Theories of Grief

Student Digby Clarke who graduated from a Doctor of Philosophy in Thanatology program in August of 2009, has had his work published in a Magazine by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.
His article, titled: “When Grief Is Sitting Before You”, will be explored with specific examples of past and current theories of grief. His main focal points include:
• Listening
• Curiosity
• Grief Theories: Old and New
• Understanding the foundation of grief from an Adlerian perspective
“A person’s grief is an eye print to that person’s view of the world and that person’s personality”.

We are very proud of his achievements, and we hope that he continues with this success, that is a byproduct of the effort and dedication that he has always shown.

Congratulations in behalf of your University, Atlantic International University.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Testimonial from a Student

We will like to share with you the testimonial from one of our students AUCKHINLECK KWAME ADOW.  


It is my great pleasure to write to inform you of my academic experience with Atlantic International University.  The following notes catalogues and capture my experience on the path taken so far:
  1. After enrollment, I found it very necessary to read and master the contents of the Student’s Handbook so as to know how to effortlessly navigate my way through the program.
  2. I also mastered the use of the AIU website for downloading and uploading course assignments, as well as communicating with AIU.
  3. The nature of AIU’s coursework required me as a student to be very disciplined, determined, and maximizing my time utilization. Especially intensively using my weekends, national holidays and annual vacations, so as to be able to work on course assignments and upload them according to the calendar I have designed and approved by my Tutor.
  4. I needed to be meticulous and follow the rules governing the development and content of assignments to enable me earn maximum credit for each assignment submitted.
  5. The AIU experience calls for know-how to do things for myself so as to achieve excellent results and nothing less.
  6. The content of the course assignments introduced me to rare current global issues and trends which ordinary I might not have got to know.
  7. The AIU approach called for extensive reading and using the Internet facility to obtain as much information as possible to inform my course assignments.
  8. The AIU learning process is very flexible and administered through course assignments given and the curriculum design approach.
  9. The AIU learning process draws out the utmost potential, experience and expertise of a student. When I understood and embraced it, it generated unlimited passion that fueled my ambition to give of my best – evidenced as end product in each assignment submitted to my course tutor for assessment.
  10. The AIU structure of learning is for people who are focused, serious and want to achieve results.
  11. However, all said and done, the financial scholarships offered notwithstanding, the cost of AIU education for us in this part of the world is very expensive.  It is with much pain to state here that many brilliant, experienced and determined colleagues of mine whom I recommended AIU to have eventually shied-away just because of the cost.
Thank you for affording me this great and rare opportunity for self-improvement in my life.  It has been a hard journey of dedicated discipline to strenuous academic research work based on many practical field and life experiences.  It has been a very worthy journey traveled with much interest, intensive passion,  personal motivation, and also those rare motivational messages from my Course Tutor, which fires me up to keep pressing on.

I am and remain very grateful.