Educational Foundations Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

EDF  500 CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)

Introduces cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts of schooling.  For post-degree state certification students.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  503 INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA AND MATERIALS (3)

Planning and production of instructional materials for the classroom; basic techniques of graphic arts and photography applied to problems of educational communication.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  584 RACISM IN U.S. SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY: INVESTIGATING WHITENESS AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACE (3)

This course examines the cultural, ideological, and institutional aspects of racism in schools, with a special focus on how race has been constructed and how whiteness operates and is maintained.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate Status 

 

EDF  593 IN-SERVICE TEACHER WORKSHOP (1-3)

Topical instruction involving exchange of ideas, practical methods, skills, and principles.  Normally you may count up to 6 hours of 593 toward your graduate program.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

 

EDF  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.

 

EDF  602 FOUNDATIONS OF NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION: TRIBAL NATION BUILDING AND SCHOOLS (3)

The primary aim of this course is to engage students in the study of American Indian education from the disciplinary perspectives of history, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology.  Specifically, we will examine the role of schools in the efforts and process of nation building within tribal communities.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)

Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.

 

EDF  630 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION LAW (3)

Licensing and contracting, teacher rights, responsibilities and liabilities; emphasizes legal principles supported by court decisions and case histories.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  670 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (3)

Educational aims, values, and criteria of education in a democracy; systems of educational philosophy, the nature of thinking, methods, and subject matter.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  671 HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION (3)

Development and history of education in America.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  672 COMPARATIVE EDUCATION (3)

Educational problems requiring an understanding of the relationship of education to a particular society.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  673 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (3)

America's role in international education; the place of education in technical assistance and national development programs.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  677 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY (3)

Major problem areas in American culture, social objectives of the school's curriculum.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.

 

EDF  693 NORTH CENTRAL SELF-STUDY (1-3)

Pass-fail only.

 

EDF  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  No repeat limit.

 

EDF  698 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1-3)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.

 

EDF  699 THESIS (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.

 

EDF  703 SOCIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)

Institutional order; belief systems, and ideologies; normative system, roles, and status; problems of institutional order; relation to curriculum and administration.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDF 677 

 

EDF  704 ANTHROPOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)

Anthropological concepts as they apply to educational principles.  Letter grade only.

 

EDF  711 PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)

In-depth exploration of selected philosophical problems and their bearing on current educational issues.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDF 670 

 

EDF  742 HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL HISTORY (3)

This course will provide the student with an exploration of American Education History through the requirements of practicing history at the local, state, and national level.  The context of social history will be used to explore history of schools and teachers and educators at the K-12 and CC/HE level.  The main historical research focus is Oral History.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  EDF 671 or consent of instructor 

 

EDF  799 DISSERTATION (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected dissertation topic.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.