Educational Foundations (EFN) - Graduate Courses


EFN 475/575 Cr.1-3

Special Topics Seminar in Education

Special topics in education not covered by current education courses taught in the department. The particular topic selected to be determined by the department according to the current need and interest. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education, or certifiability as a teacher, or consent of the department chair. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

EFN 705 Cr.3

Human Relations in School and Society

This course explores human differences with special attention to diverse cultural, ethnic, and other group identifications and maintains a concerted emphasis on the intersectionalities between these differences. It examines the interplay between misperceptions and ethnocentric perspectives that foster prejudicial attitudes, actions, and inactions. The course asks students to critically examine aspects of their own identities, including how membership in various social groups affects their sense of being as well as how they interact with others. It highlights the importance of developing a nuanced vocabulary to discuss race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities through a critical sociocultural lens in order to contribute to a more inclusive and democratic society. Finally, the course considers the important role of education and other public organizations in promoting social justice and diversity in communities. Offered Fall, Spring.