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Education (EDU) Course Descriptions

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies,
College of Education and Human Development


EDU 2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and passing scores on all three sections of a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) approved assessment instrument.
Students will explore the relationship between school and a diverse U.S. society. They will explore the need for an educational philosophy suited for educating a diverse population; the role of ethnicity, gender, and class in the historical construction of schooling as it is today, the interactive effects of culture and economics upon and within schools, and the politics of education. Students will explore the interconnections of the above issues.

EDU 4911-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

EDU 4953  Special Studies in Education
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.