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EDUCATION

EDU-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

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

EDU-596
005
EDUCATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities

Neuropsychology focuses on the relationship between brain structure and function with cognitive and psychological processes. This course provides an introduction to brain-behavior relationships as they relate to learning and developmental disorders, including dyslexia, language disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. The class explores the ways in which brain and cognitive function contribute to learning disabilities and applying neuropsychological principles to the conceptualization of students' educational needs.

EDU-596
002
EDUCATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Internal and Comparative Urban Education

This course creates spaces to cultivate dialogues, collaborations, and research on teaching and learning in urban contexts across socio-spatial divides. Students engage in comparative study on how the social structural issues of class, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, language, and ability inform urban education policies and practices. The theoretical frameworks of socio-spatial analysis, reproduction, neoliberalism/globalization and their accompanying discourses, serve as lenses to view and build understandings of how social structures play out in teaching and learning in urban school ecologies. Reflection and analysis are central to the course. Alternative policies and alternatives to policies are developed, debated, and analyzed.