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Graduate Cultural Foundations (CULT)

The prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

An asterisk (*) adjacent to a course number indicates that students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned “school/agency” before the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.

50093/70093 Variable Title Workshop in Educational Psychology and Foundations (1-4)

Offered on request of school system. Enrollment limited to teachers, administrators or supervisors who are employed in sponsoring system and who are accepted to the university. For 50093 only, may be repeated once for total maximum credit of 6 hours. S/U grading.

59570 Social Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)

Analysis of historical, social and ideological forces that relate to current educational policies and practices in multicultural education, both in school and non-school settings.

60199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis student must register for total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible.

60299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: CULT 60199.

65530 Foundations of Education and Human Services (3)

Inquiry into the assumptions and implications of educational policies and practices in education and human service settings through the application of historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives.

66531 Professional Practice in a Multicultural Society (3)
Interdisciplinary inquiry into issues of pluralism and its influence on professional practice in education and human service settings. Cross-cultural interaction will be analyzed; reflection on developing culturally responsive professional practice.

65532 Ethics in Education and Human Services (3)
An examination of ethics in education and human services through foundational study and issue analysis; strong case study and professional application emphasis.

69530/79530 Multicultural Educational Theories and Scholarship (3)

An Investigation of multicultural theories in education, the social sciences and humanities as articulated in the works of major scholars. Approaches to research and scholarship and contemporary issues in public discourse is explored. Prerequisites: CULT 65530 and 65531.

69543/79543 Higher Education in the United States (3)

Examines the historical, philosophical, social, political and economic roots of current programs, policies, practices and commitments of institutions of higher education in the United States.

69560/79560 Modern Philosophical Theories of Education (3)

Introduction to philosophy of education. Controversies as to nature and function of contemporary education.

69564/79564 History of American Education (3)
European origins and American innovations in colonial education, rise of common school, completion of educational ladder. Emphasis is on present status and recent developments.

69565/79565 History of Western Education (3)

Educational ideals and practices of European and Western civilizations in their historical contexts. Evaluation of their influence on present educational thought and practice.

69567/79567 History of Higher Education (3)
(Cross listed with HIED 66600/76600)Overview and exploration of history of higher education in the United States. Survey course covers ancient and medieval European antecedents, but focuses largely on American Higher Education from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Students explore changes in student body, curricula and purposes of higher education in the U.S. in the context of American culture.

69568/79568 Great Ideas in Education (3)

An examination of major influential ideas in education through original sources from Plato to Skinner. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

69569/79569 International Education: Foundational Issues (3)
An introductory seminar to explore current foundational issues and challenges i9n education worldwide (non-formal, formal PK-advanced post-secondary education). Students gain an understanding of the socio-political, historical context of education worldwide and implications for local policy formation. An international-comparative approach connects and integrates cross-cultural literature, theoretical and research scholarship, on the impact of world dynamics on education. Students also explore the impact of education on economies and social compacts worldwide, with attention to inequalities or marginalities based on region, social status, ethnicity, race, religion, gender and disability.

69570/79570 Multicultural Education: Theory and Policy (3)
Theoretical foundations of cultural pluralism, structural marginalization processes, knowledge construction, equity pedagogy and praxis in intercultural relations, democratic change processes and policy addressing inequities in institutional practices.

69571/79571 Globalization and Education (3)

A multi-disciplinary exploration of the impact of globalization/ localization in the delivery and uses of education, and the dynamics of power and resistance in globalized education.

69575/79575 Anthropology and Education (3)

Students explore the contributions that cultural and social anthropologists have made to the study of education broadly conceived, focusing particularly on studies addressing the interrelationships among education, culture and forms of social inequity. Through engaging in critical readings of classic and contemporary educational ethnographics, students explore the myriad ways in which “culture” has been theoretically conceptualized, as well as the implications of those conceptualizations for educational inquiry and practice.

69591/89591 Seminar in Cultural Foundations (1-5)
Variable topic seminar for advanced study of specialized topics and areas; in cultural foundations; emphasis on theory and research findings as related to educational practice. Prerequisite: special approval.

69592/89592 Advanced Practicum and Internship in Cultural Foundations (2-6)

Supervised program in field setting involving application of theories, principles and methodology in cultural foundations of education; planned with and supervised by graduate faculty member. Prerequisite: special approval. S/U grading; IP permissible.

69595/89595 Special Topics in Cultural Foundations (1-3)

Specific topic course offering in response to emerging student or program needs in cultural foundations of education.

69596/89596 Individual Investigation in Cultural Foundations (1-3)
Students pursue an individual project on a specific topic in cultural foundations of education with approval and under direction of instructor. Prerequisite: special approval. S/U grading; IP permissible.

69598/89598 Research in Cultural Foundations (1-15)
Students pursue an individual research project on a specific topic in cultural foundations of education with approval and under direction of instructor. Prerequisite: special approval. S/U grading; IP permissible.

79510 Philosophy of Education (3)
Analysis of selected philosophies of education through examination of philosophical problems of education. Prerequisite: CULT 6/79560 or 6/79568.

79552 Legal Foundation of Education (3)
The impact of the federal constitution, statutes and case law on public education is studied. Historical intent and current application of related laws are included.

80085 Legal Research in Education (3)
(Cross-listed: EDAD 80085) Methods of legal research, case analysis and a “uniform system of citation” are studied. Prerequisite: CULT 79552.

80090 Doctoral Residency Seminar (3)
Advanced doctoral residency seminar for students in all areas of educational foundations. Focus on current and emergent issues, research and trends in education in multiple settings.

80091 Seminar: Great Issues in Education (1-3)
Interdisciplinary review of current great issues in education  that are catalogs for presentation after discussion with membership of the course.

80199 Dissertation I (15)
Doctoral dissertation for which registration in at least two semesters is required, fi rst of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours. S/U grading; IP permissible.

80299 Dissertation II (1 or 15)
Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: CULT 80199.

85535 Interprofessional Studies (3)

Comprehensive analysis of issues affecting professional practice in education and human service resource settings. Examination of questions related to interprofessional collaboration on policy, research and practice.

89571 Comparative and International Education (3)

Comparative analysis of contemporary educational policies and structures in large- and small-scale societies throughout the world.

89581 Proseminar in Cultural Foundations (3)

Doctoral seminar to familiarize Ph.D. students with cultural and social foundations of education as a fi eld of study so that they may locate their inquiry within the relevant knowledge base and academic disciplines that comprise the cultural foundations of education.

89582 Social Perspectives of Education (3)

Examines selected social factors that influence the development of educational policies and patterns of research relating to school and non-school educational settings.