University Bulletin 2016-17

Educational Foundations

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  • EDF 207
    Law and Politics in Educ
    3 cr

    Examines the legal and political considerations that affect education in America. Emphasis will be placed on the practical applications of these legal and political considerations to the operation of schools.

  • EDF 211
    Clinical and Lab Experience
    0 cr

    Provides relevant clinical and laboratory experiences directly related to the several academic disciplines that constitute the social foundations of education. Must be taken with EDF 315. Requires a special fee.

    Co-requisite: EDF 315
  • EDF 290
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Varies in content in one disciplinary area of educational foundations (e.g., history of education or anthropology of education) or in an interdisciplinary area (e.g., multicultural education). May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • EDF 315
    Education in Diverse Society
    3 cr

    Focused on the effects of diversity on teaching and learning this course is a study of the social context of schooling from historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and comparative perspectives.

  • EDF 490
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Varies in content in one disciplinary area of educational foundations (e.g., history of education or anthropology of education) or in an interdisciplinary area (e.g., multicultural education). May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • EDF 494
    Dir St -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed study. Prerequisite: Permission of Department. (No more than two directed studies can be counted toward the Bachelor's Degree and Class B Certificate.)

  • EDF 501
    Cult Found of Education
    3 cr

    A presentation and investigation of basic concepts, issues, and principles of American education within a social scientific framework; particular emphasis is on multicultural concerns and strategies.

  • EDF 515
    Multicultural Education
    3 cr

    In a multicultural society, teachers must be able to work with students from a variety of backgrounds-some quite differently from the teachers' own. Four cultural factors are the focus of this course: social class, race, gender, and ethnicity. Teachers sensitive to these factors can prepare students to survive and function in the dominant culture without sacrificing pride in the students' own cultures.

  • EDF 590
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Course may vary in content or may be supervised study in one disciplinary area of educational foundations (e.g., history of education or anthropology of education) or in an interdisciplinary area (e.g., multicultural education). May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • EDF 594
    Dir St and Research
    1 TO 3 cr

    Students explore problems and issues of special interest or significance in educational foundations. Not more than three semester hours of any departmental 594 courses can be accepted toward a degree program.

  • EDF 610
    History of American Educ
    3 cr

    Designed to give the student an historical perspective on important issues in American education. Among these issues are the influence of class, race, gender, ethnicity, and exceptionality on educational attainment; the control of public education; the debate over public schools versus private schools; the status and work of teachers; and the role of education in social change. The student will relate the past to the present in analyzing these issues.

  • EDF 615
    Sem in Ed Policy Studies
    3 cr

    This course offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to examine educational policy and policy-making from sociocultural, political, historical, philosophical, and comparative and international perspectives. After analyzing a common core of issues, students will investigate a topic of their choice using research skills from the educational foundations disciplines.

  • EDF 620
    Compar-Internat Educ
    3 cr

    Comparative and International Education will examine different world cultures and nations and their educational systems. The course will explore the various outcomes of education (achievement, status, employment, living conditions) and will examine the world crisis in education. In all, a study of education from a world-wide perspective will help illuminate the educational purposes, programs, and achievements of schools in the United States.

  • EDF 690
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Course may vary in content or may be supervised study in one disciplinary area of educational foundations (e.g., history of education or anthropology of education) or in an interdisciplinary area (e.g., multicultural education). May be repeated for credit when course content varies.

  • EDF 694
    Dir St and Research
    1 TO 3 cr

    Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance for advanced students. No more than three semester hours of any departmental 694 courses can be accepted toward a degree.