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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS (EDF)
 
EDF 207 The Law and Politics of Education 3 cr
Examines the legal and political considerations that affect education in America. Emphasis will be placed on the practical applications of these considerations to the operation of schools.
 
EDF 211 Clinical and Laboratory Experiences
in Educational Foundations
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.
 
EDF 290 Special Topics 1-3 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 a 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.
NOTE: Student must register for EDF 315 in conjunction with EDF 211.
 
EDF 490 Special Topics 1-3 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 Directed Study 1-3 cr
Prerequisite: Permission of Department. (No more than two directed studies can be counted toward the Bachelor’s Degree and Class B Certificate.)
 
EDF 501 Cultural Foundations 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 Special Topics 1-3 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 Directed Study and Research 1-3 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 615 Seminar in Educational 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 690 Special Topics 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 Directed Study and Research 1-3 cr
Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance for advanced students. Not more than three semester hours of any departmental 694 courses can be accepted toward a degree.
 
 


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