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Graduate School of Education and Information Studies



Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors and departmental honors programs. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

Seminar, 30 minutes; laboratory, 30 minutes. Introduction to critical educational issues and approaches taken by researchers, policymakers, and education advocates as they respond to these issues. Laboratory portion of course engages students in small research groups where they acquire background on particular issue of interest, learn about social sciences research, and conduct mini-research projects. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Limited to Educational Leadership Program students. Use of structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames to study K-16 education. Focus on purposes of education governance, finance, access, and equity. Letter grading.

Lecture, 30 hours; laboratory, eight hours. Introduction to range of critical concepts in humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences. Use of multicultural texts that represent variety of genres and disciplines to develop critical reading and writing skills. Development of scientific inquiry skills relevant to study of mathematics and science in medical professions. Weekly compositions, critical thinking journals, and participation in laboratory experiments. Application of these concepts to critical issues facing migrant farmworker communities and similar groups throughout state and country, with focus on issues such as identity, language, culture, and central social, health, and educational issues facing Latino community. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

Lecture, four hours. Consideration of philosophical and cultural foundations of humanistic curricular strategies. Review of techniques and procedures of affective education with view to their place in overall theory of teaching and learning. S/U or letter grading.



Seminar, four hours. Exploration of major eras in history of higher education. Topics include issues concerning access, diversity, parental choice, cultural literacy, teacher empowerment, and role of popular media. Concurrently scheduled with course C209A. Letter grading.

(Same as Honors Collegium M112.) Seminar, four hours. Practices and analysis of social policies impacting on children. Topics include assessment, social justice and geographical space, temporal orientation, and classical theories of adolescent development. Letter grading.