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The MS Ed in Learning, Culture, and Society requires 30 hours of course work.

General professional core (12 hours)

  • Analysis of Educational Issues: Philosophic-historic Perspective
  • Analysis of Educational Issues: Socio-cultural Perspectives
  • Qualitative Inquiry in Education
  • Issues in Learning Theory

Education Focus Electives (choose 2, for a total of 6 hours)

  • Gender and Education
  • Special Topics in Foundations of Education
  • Curriculum Models
  • Methods and Materials for K-12 ESL Teaching
  • Assessment and Testing in ESL
  • Teaching African-American Oral and Written Literature
  • Women, Language, and Pedagogy
  • Topics in Teaching English

Area of Emphasis

(Choose one of the following: Cultural Diversity, English as a Second Language, Gender and Education; then choose 3 courses from the corresponding list of choices):

Cultural Diversity

  • • Anthropology of Religion
  • Studies in African-American Literature
  • Studies in African-American Texts
  • Teaching African-American Oral and Written Literature
  • Language and Society
  • Morrison
  • Studies in Women, Language and Literature
  • Women, Language, and Pedagogy
  • Topics in Teaching English (when appropriate, must be approved by advisor)
  • Gender and Education
  • Geography of Development
  • Geography of Food
  • Native Americans from 1840 to the Present
  • Women in American Social History
  • The Black Urban Experience
  • History of Mexico
  • African American Politics
  • Women and Politics in America
  • Topics in American Politics
  • Topics in Comparative Politics
  • Topics in International Relations
  • Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • Individual and Society
  • Sociology of Popular Culture
  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Workplace
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Seminar in Intergroup Relations
  • Seminar in Gender and Gender Inequality
  • Seminar in Deviance
  • Special Topics in Sociology (when appropriate, must be approved by advisor)
  • Seminar in Intercultural Communication
  • Special Topics in Communication Theory and Research (when appropriate, must be approved by advisor)
  • Seminar in Cultural Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Diversity

English as a Second Language

  • Principles of Linguistics
  • Syntactic Analysis
  • Language and Society
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods and Materials for K-12 ESL Teaching
  • Assessment and Testing in ESL
  • Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Gender and Education

  • Gender and Education
  • Studies in Women, Language, and Literature
  • Women, Language, and Pedagogy
  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Workplace
  • Seminar in Gender and Gender Inequality
  • Women in American Social History
  • Women and Politics in America

Final Project

To complete the degree, students will complete a final project. The final project may be either an action research project or a traditional research project.

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