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EDUCATION

EDU-496
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

EDU-496
001
EDUCATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Legal Issues in Education

Study of student-institution relationship, institutional judicial systems, student rights, records, and due-process issues. Meets with EDU-666 001.

EDU-496
003
EDUCATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Financing Educational Systems

Principles and practices of financing public education programs at federal, state, and local levels. Taxes, bonds, budgets, purchasing systems, accounting systems, and other aspects of school business administration are covered.

EDU-496
004
EDUCATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Current Issues in Adolescent Development

This course examines the developmental characteristics of adolescents as they impact motivation, identity formation, and cognitive reasoning. Students explore issues including the role of friendship and peer groups, role and impact of social media, peer aggression and cyberbullying, conceptual and abstract reasoning, sexual identity, and moral reasoning. The interactive course also addresses educational policies and practices that support adolescent development. Prerequisite: EDU-205 and EDU-420.

EDU-496
005
EDUCATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Genetics of Human Learning and Behavior

Genetic information is increasingly part of our public consciousness, but misinformation and myths about the relationship between genetics and human behavior continue to endure. This course addresses the complex interplay between nature and nurture in explaining human behavior. Emphasis is on current genetic methods and their application to cognition, learning, and developmental disorders.