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Course Schedule for EDUCATIONAL STUDIES - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4626 EDUC-200-01 Analyzing Schools 1.25 LEC Dyrness,Andrea TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  This course introduces the study of schooling within an interdisciplinary framework. Drawing upon sociology, we investigate the resources, structures, and social contexts which influence student opportunities and outcomes in the United States and other countries. Drawing upon psychology, we contrast theories of learning, both in the abstract and in practice. Drawing upon philosophy, we examine competing educational goals and their underlying assumptions regarding human nature, justice, and democracy. In addition, a community learning component, where students observe and participate in nearby K-12 classrooms for three hours per week, will be integrated with course readings and written assignments.
4627 EDUC-200-20 Analyzing Schools 1.25 LAB Dyrness,Andrea TBA TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  This course introduces the study of schooling within an interdisciplinary framework. Drawing upon sociology, we investigate the resources, structures, and social contexts which influence student opportunities and outcomes in the United States and other countries. Drawing upon psychology, we contrast theories of learning, both in the abstract and in practice. Drawing upon philosophy, we examine competing educational goals and their underlying assumptions regarding human nature, justice, and democracy. In addition, a community learning component, where students observe and participate in nearby K-12 classrooms for three hours per week, will be integrated with course readings and written assignments.
5102 EDUC-218-01 Special Education 1.00 SEM Mackey,Megan L. F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Educational Studies 200 or Psychology 295 or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: This is a cross-listed course, there are 10 seats available as EDUC218 and 9 seats available as PSYC218.
  How are children labeled (or mislabeled) as having learning and developmental disabilities, autism, or attention deficit disorder? How have definitions and diagnoses of learning disorders changed over time? How have standardized evaluations and assessments impacted those diagnoses? How does the law seek to ensure the accommodation of the needs of individuals with disabilities? Students will critically analyze research on psychology as it pertains to learners, examine special education case law and advocacy, and explore current issues in special education.
4392 EDUC-300-01 Education Reform: Past&Present 1.00 LEC Dougherty,John A. M: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24
  Prerequisite: C- or better in EDUC200, or American Studies major or Public Policy and Law major.
  How do we explain the rise and decline of education reform movements? How do we evaluate their level of “success” from different sources of evidence? Drawing upon primary source materials and historical interpretations, this course examines a broad array of elementary, secondary, and higher education reform movements from the mid-19th century to the present, analyzing social, material, and ideological contexts. This intermediate-level seminar explores a topic common to all branches of educational studies from both theoretical and comparative perspectives.
4943 EDUC-305-01 Immigrants & Education 1.00 SEM Dyrness,Andrea W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Educational Studies 200, or majoring in International Studies, or permission of instructor
  This course examines the experience of immigrants in education in comparative perspective, focusing on questions of citizenship and belonging. How do schools respond to the challenges and opportunities of large-scale migration, cultural diversity, and inequality and attempt to produce national and/or global citizens? How do immigrants in schools negotiate and respond to global and national forces as they craft their own identities and forms of belonging? We will examine the experience of immigrant groups in the United States and in several countries in Europe, including France, Spain, the U.K., and Denmark. The course will include a community learning component in which students will conduct interviews with immigrants who have been involved in U.S. education institutions.
5231 EDUC-306-01 Cities, Colleges, Innovation 1.00 SEM McPike,Jamie L. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in any Educational Studies or Urban Studies course, or Permission of the Instructor.
  Collaborative partnerships between cities and colleges are increasingly seen as key to fostering urban innovation, but they also raise important questions about inequality and exclusion. Specifically, who is served by contemporary “urban innovation” projects and discourse? What can we learn from the troubled history of higher education’s role in gentrification and exclusion? How can cities and universities work together to promote new ideas that foster innovation and inclusion? Students will investigate these questions through theoretical and methodological readings on urban transformation and campus-community partnerships (including Trinity College and others) and a team research project in Hartford. As this field of urban innovation continues to emerge, our work will contribute to broader discussions on the role of higher education in shaping urban futures.
5194 EDUC-315-01 Higher Education in America 1.00 SEM Perez,Angel B. T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Educational Studies 200 or permission of instructor.
  America has developed one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education in the world, with curricula that range from the study of Greek, Latin, and antiquity to the decorating of cakes. Despite this diffuseness, American higher education enjoys an enviable global reputation and each year the number of students from around the world applying to colleges and universities in the United States far surpasses the number of American students seeking to matriculate abroad. This course will examine the forces that shaped the development of American higher education from its origins to the present, and then focus on several salient issues (such as diversity, student misbehavior, academic freedom, and athletics) that vex and enrich modern institutions. Students will be required to conduct a field research project that analyzes a current issue and compares how two or more institutions have reacted.
4387 EDUC-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
5105 EDUC-400-01 Senior Research Seminar 1.00 SEM Dougherty,John A. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This seminar is open to senior Educational Studies majors only.
  To fulfill the senior exercise requirement, students carry out an independent research project that builds upon acquired skills and evolving interests. The weekly seminar provides a thematic focus as well as a continuous forum for both support and critical feedback from peers, in preparation for a public presentation of the student’s work at the end of the semester. Each year, the seminar will be organized around a broad theme in educational studies.
4353 EDUC-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
4199 HISP-280-01 Hispanic Hartford 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221 or 224, or permission of instructor.
  This course seeks to place Trinity students in active and informed dialogue with the Hartford region’s large and diverse set of Spanish-speaking communities. The course will help student recognize and analyze the distinct national histories (e.g. Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Chilean, Honduran, Cuban, Colombian, and Mexican) which have contributed to the Hispanic diaspora in the city and the entire northeastern region of the United States. Students will undertake field projects designed to look at the effects of transnational migration on urban culture, institution-building, and identity formation. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4989 HIST-299-02 What is History? 1.00 LEC Wickman,Thomas M. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  Prerequisite: This course is open only to History majors and minors.
  A study of the character and range of activities undertaken by historians. Students will critically evaluate the way in which historians treat evidence and draw conclusions. Topics considered will include an introduction of some of the subdisciplines within the field and an examination of a number of important exchanges on matters of substance and method currently under debate among historians.
5045 INTS-234-01 Gender and Education 1.00 LEC Bauer,Janet L. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  What is gender equity in schooling and what impact does this have on gender equity more broadly? Different disciplinary perspectives on the impact of gender in learning, school experience, performance and achievement will be explored in elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and informal educational settings. The legal and public policy implications of these findings (such as gender-segregated schooling, men’s and women’s studies programs, curriculum reform, Title IX, affirmative action and other proposed remedies) will be explored. Findings on socialization and schooling in the U.S. will be contrasted with those from other cultures.
5046 INTS-235-01 Youth Culture in the Muslim Wo 1.00 SEM Bauer,Janet L. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Increasingly much of the Muslim world is young and with the expansion of media and cyberspace technologies, the circulation of globalized youth culture increasingly challenges taken-for-granted notions in local societies. This course examines the impact of youth and youth culture on personal, social, and political expression in a variety of Muslim communities around the world. We will examine intergenerational struggles over marriage, gender, and sexuality, the renegotiation of religion and morality, and the often 'revolutionary' disputes over conventional politics as conveyed through music, texts, fashion, personal memoirs, and cyberspace blogging.
5049 INTS-250-01 Hartford Global Migration Lab 0.50 LAB Bauer,Janet L. TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in International Studies 249 or 250.
  Optional Community Learning Component integrated with INTS249: Immigrants and Refugees and INTS250: Global Migration to provide field-based, participatory research experience with community partners on the consequences of global migration in the greater Hartford area.
5122 INTS-311-01 Global Feminism 1.00 LEC Tabar,Linda W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course examines how the struggles of diverse gender based movements (religious and secular, urban and rural, black and white), from the Americas to the Middle East and Asia, shed light on vexing social problems like the lack of sexual and reproductive rights, political and social representation, and equal opportunities. Using historical and contemporary examples of women’s organizing and theorizing, course materials interrogate the meaning of ‘feminism’, the relationship between the gendered self and society, the impact of race, class, and cultural differences on women’s solidarity, the challenge of women’s (and gender based) activism to state and social order, the impact of women's networking, and the possibilities for achieving a transnational, cross-cultural or global ‘feminism.’
4894 NESC-874-01 Minds and Brains 1.00 SEM Lloyd,Dan MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The neurosciences have made striking progress in recent years toward understanding the brains of animals and human beings. Through readings in philosophy and science we will consider what contribution this explosion of neuroscientific data can make to our understanding of the mind.
4725 PHIL-374-01 Minds and Brains 1.00 SEM Lloyd,Dan MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The neurosciences have made striking progress in recent years toward understanding the brains of animals and human beings. Through readings in philosophy and science we will consider what contribution this explosion of neuroscientific data can make to our understanding of the mind.
5021 POLS-346-01 World Economy of Higher Educ 1.00 LEC Kamola,Isaac A. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: This course is methodologically focused.
  Colleges and universities are commonly understood as "ivory towers" removed from the economic pressures of "the real world." However, higher education has always been an important dimension of the world economy. Universities and colleges train employees, develop human capital, design marketable goods, and sometimes sell education for profit. This class examines theorists of higher education, the rise of the American-style university, the Cold War politics of higher education, the World Bank's reconceptualization of higher education as key to economic development, the reframing of education as an exportable service, and branch campuses in the Middle East. In short, this course helps students better understand various pressures and dynamics of the contemporary world economy through an examination of the particular institution of which we are a part.
4196 PSYC-221-01 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LEC Reuman,David A. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 36
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4197 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland,Amie K. W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4198 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland,Amie K. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4853 PSYC-315-01 Development and Culture 1.00 SEM Anselmi,Dina L. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226 or 295
  This seminar will look at current issues in developmental and social psychology including attachment, emotions, cognition, personality, biculturalism, gender, language, socialization and psychopathology from the perspective of cultural psychology. We will focus on the role culture, along with biology play in the outcome of development, as well as influencing our definitions of the process of development. Questions we will address include: How do we define the process of development? Can we integrate development, culture and biology into a coherent model of development? Are there cultural universals? Are current psychological models and methods sufficient to account for the role of culture in development?
4963 PSYC-332-01 Psychological Assessment 1.25 SEM Reuman,David A. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 221L and four other courses in Psychology.
  The course examines the methods used to assess differences among individuals in personality characteristics, intellectual qualities, and overt behavior. Topics to be discussed include interviewing, intelligence and achievement testing, projective techniques, objective test construction, and behavioral observation.
5086 PSYC-332-20 Psychological Assessment 1.25 LAB Reuman,David A. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 221L and four other courses in Psychology.
  The course examines the methods used to assess differences among individuals in personality characteristics, intellectual qualities, and overt behavior. Topics to be discussed include interviewing, intelligence and achievement testing, projective techniques, objective test construction, and behavioral observation.
4158 SOCL-201-01 Resrch Meth in Soc Sci 1.25 LEC Tiamzon,Trisha J. MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 210 or Mathematics 107, Mathematics 207, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to social sciences inquiry, stressing what is common as well as what is different in the techniques and procedures employed in the different disciplines. The course seeks to develop the student’s skill in designing original research and in evaluating the significance of already published research findings. Topics include: the interdependence of theory and research; ways of formulating research problems and hypotheses; the variety of research designs (introducing the ideas of statistical as well as experimental control); and an overview of the major procedures of instrument construction, measurement, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. Required laboratory sessions offer experience in each step of the research process.
4159 SOCL-201-20 Resrch Meth in Soc Sci 1.25 LAB Tiamzon,Trisha J. W: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 13
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 210 or Mathematics 107, Mathematics 207, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to social sciences inquiry, stressing what is common as well as what is different in the techniques and procedures employed in the different disciplines. The course seeks to develop the student’s skill in designing original research and in evaluating the significance of already published research findings. Topics include: the interdependence of theory and research; ways of formulating research problems and hypotheses; the variety of research designs (introducing the ideas of statistical as well as experimental control); and an overview of the major procedures of instrument construction, measurement, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. Required laboratory sessions offer experience in each step of the research process.
4160 SOCL-201-21 Resrch Meth in Soc Sci 1.25 LAB Tiamzon,Trisha J. W: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 210 or Mathematics 107, Mathematics 207, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to social sciences inquiry, stressing what is common as well as what is different in the techniques and procedures employed in the different disciplines. The course seeks to develop the student’s skill in designing original research and in evaluating the significance of already published research findings. Topics include: the interdependence of theory and research; ways of formulating research problems and hypotheses; the variety of research designs (introducing the ideas of statistical as well as experimental control); and an overview of the major procedures of instrument construction, measurement, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. Required laboratory sessions offer experience in each step of the research process.
4827 SOCL-246-01 Sociology of Gender 1.00 LEC Andersson,Tanetta E. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Sex and gender are used as principles of social organization in all known societies. This course surveys research in the sociological study of gender with the goal of providing students with a theoretical grounding for analyzing gender from a sociological perspective. We will explore how our lives and the world around us are shaped by gender and how gender has been constructed over time. We will further examine how sociological research on gender helps us to understand power and inequality at various levels – institutional, organizational, and interactional—by examining various topics such as gender socialization, reproduction, education, work, and violence. We will also pay attention to how gender reinforces and builds upon other areas of inequality such as social class, race, ethnicity, and age.
5016 SOCL-312-01 Social Class & Mobility 1.00 LEC Valocchi,Stephen M. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in a prior Sociology course or permission of the instructor. This course is not open to first-year students.
  This course is an introduction to the theory and research on stratification and mobility in modern societies. Every society distributes resources unequally. This distribution affects not only economic outcomes such as wages, profits, and material well being, but also social and political outcomes such as protest, voting behavior, and self-esteem. This course will explore why this occurs, the types of inequalities that exist, and the consequences of inequality for the distribution of power and for democratic processes in American society. Specific topics include class, occupational, race and gender inequalities, and the social, psychological, and cultural consequences of inequality.
4433 SOCL-351-01 Society State & Power 1.00 LEC Cancelled SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in a prior Sociology course or permission of the instructor. This course is not open to first-year students.
  This course examines the sources of power and influence in Western nations. Power flows to people who command a legal, political, or institutional monopoly over valued human resources. We will examine the development of these monopolies, the organizations that perpetuate these monopolies, and the consequences that these monopolies have for our personal and political lives as well as for notions of democracy, solidarity, and freedom. In this respect, we will focus much of our attention on the institutions of state and economy in U.S. society and evaluate the different theoretical perspectives that explain how these institutions confer power on some and deny that power to others. Specific topics include power struggles around the right to representation, for control in the workplace, against racism and discrimination, and over policies to aid the poor.
4667 THDN-270-01 Arts in Action: Community 1.00 SEM Roberts,Jennifer L. TR: 4:30PM-5:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  In this course we will examine the way the arts in general and movement in particular both engage a community and are engaged in the community. Using Hartford and the region as a field for our inquiry, we will look at the role the arts play in contributing to the overall health of a community with a particular focus on schools for at-risk youth, correctional institutions, homes for the elderly, specialized magnet schools, after-school programming and performance that utilizes the community as a generative resource. In addition to readings, films, guest speakers and discussions, there will be applied observation and study in the city of Hartford and beyond.