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Welcome UVA students to the Curry School!

We offer a wide variety of interesting courses open to everyone with topics not only in education but also in psychology, athletics, multiculturalism, contemporary health issues, and much more. Check out all of courses listed below. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
 

FEATURED COURSES FALL 2017:

(All courses are listed below featured courses.)

EDHS 1120 - Foundations of Community Engagement
How can we be part of creating a more just world? In this course, we'll aim to answer that question for ourselves by examining practices of youth and community engagement through a critical and discerning lens. We'll reflect on our own practice engaging with youth and their communities, examine our roles in those relationships and interactions, explore the complexities and importance of culture, and consider our own cultural influences.

EDHS 2889 - Fostering Leadership in Teenage Boys
This course is designed to teach students to maximize effective mentoring, foster critical thinking, & understand the relationship of theories of masculine identity to the development of middle school age boys. Leadership, respect, authenticity, strength, social systems & their behavioral manifestations will be explored while class members work in a mentoring role with Middle School boys or in another mentoring relationship.

EDHS 2860 - Child Protection Emergencies
This course will provide students with a core knowledge base of the organizations, principles and practices that working together are the foundation and informs the practice of Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE). This course is designed to familiarize students with the principles and normative frameworks of humanitarian responses

EDHS 2890 - Personal Development
This course is designed for first-year students to assist them in identifying, clarifying, developing and critiquing personal needs and values. Emphasis will be placed on ramifications of personal values, especially in the areas of interpersonal relationships, academics, diversity, goal setting, lifestyle choices, career planning, healthy behaviors, responsibility and commitment in the areas of personal actions, community service and leadership.

EDHS 2891 - Issues Facing Adolescent Girls
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills through involvement in academic service learning. Students will explore the psychological, social, and cultural issues affecting adolescent girls and apply this understanding through service with the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), a mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with college women for a year. Offered on the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Graduate level requires additional readings and assignments.

EDHS 4050 - Introduction to Audiology
Introduction to the profession of audiology. Examine common pathologies of the auditory system, the impact of hearing loss, conventional procedures used to assess hearing, and interpretation of audiological test findings.

EDIS 2010 - Teaching as a Profession
In this survey of American education, students examine education history, philosophy in action in schools,student diversity, curriculum, effective teaching, school organization & governance, education finance,education law, sociopolitical dimensions of education, & the role of the teacher as a professional. Can also be a pre-requisite course for applying to the Five-Year (BA/MT) Teacher Education Program.

EDIS 3020 - The Exceptional Learner
An intensive introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted, autism, traumatic brain injury, ADD, and ADHD. Information on medical conditions which influence learning and development is also provided.

EDIS 5710 - Content Area Reading
This course provides strategies for helping secondary students learn content through reading and writing, not merely through lecture. They include evidence-based approaches to teaching disciplinary vocabulary, building prior knowledge, ensuring comprehension of texts, conducting effective discussions, employing technology, motivating students to read within a content area, and teaching students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

EDLF 3150 - Introduction to Child Growth and Development
This survey course introduces several prominent theories of child development and explores the related empirical research. Emphasis is placed on applying developmental principles to parenting and professional practice. Major topics include: The historical basis of child study, the life cycle, maturational milestones, cognitive, emotional, and moral development, and biological foundations.

EDLF 3160 - Introduction to Educational Psychology
Organized around two major concepts of learning: motivation and instruction. Teaches students to alter conditions of motivation and instruction in order to maximize the effectiveness of educational programs. Topics include motivation theory, learning theory, evaluation, self-management, and instructional strategies.

EDLF 3240 - Multicultural Education
Through readings, film, music, and guided discussion students seek to answer questions such as: What is multiculturalism and how might education inform our understanding of it? What challenges are we facing regarding multiculturalism and diversity? How can we promote social justice and a greater understanding of others? This course engages the nexus of multiculturalism, multicultural education, and social justice to respond to these questions.

EDLF 3420 - Athletics in the University
This course addresses the history, organization, finance, governance, leadership and symbolism of athletics as a key part of the political economy of the contemporary university. With student athletes as a primary unit of analysis we will review the history of intercollegiate athletic competition, the symbolic role of athletics in society and the future of athletics on post-secondary campuses.

EDLF 3470 - Hip-Hop and Global Movements
Examines the history of hip-hop as an educational and social movement in the United States and around the globe. Explores hip-hop as a form of global literacy that transcends race, gender, culture, and ethnicity. Includes lectures, group discussions, poetry readings, emcee and spoken word sessions, and critical reviews of hip-hop music.

KINE 3400 - Nutrition
Studies the basic principles of nutrition, including psychosocial-cultural considerations in dietary intake. Focuses on nutrient sources and actions, digestion, special population needs, weight control, food faddism, international problems, nutrition education, and nutrition-related disorders.

KINE 3615 - Clinical Sports Medicine
For undergraduate students interested in the clinical aspect of sports medicine. Students are scheduled for clinic times each week for the duration of the semester, but also must attend in-services (typically held from 7-8 am on Tuesdays). Students provide first aid & rehabilitation for varsity student athletes and UVa Athletics events. Instructor permission and apply online: http://www.virginiasports.com/sports-med/undergraduate-volunteers.html

 

ALL FALL 2017 COURSES LISTED BY DEPARTMENT:

EDHS: Department of Human Services

EDHS 1120 - Foundations of Community Engagement
EDHS 2240 - Substance Abuse
EDHS 2250 - Stress and Anxiety Management
EDHS 2450 - Intro to Communications Disorders
EDHS 2860 - Child Protection Emergencies
EDHS 2889 - Fostering Leadership in Teenage Boys
EDHS 2890 - Personal Development
EDHS 2891 - Issues Facing Adolescent Girls
EDHS 3120 - Abnormal Psychology
EDHS 3850 - Intro to Counseling
EDHS 3895 - Peer Counseling Theory and Skills
EDHS 4050 - Introduction to Audiology
EDHS 4300 - Psycholinguistics & Communication
EDHS 4810 - Personal Adjustment and the Science of Happiness

EDIS: Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education

EDIS 2010 - Teaching as a Profession
EDIS 3020 - The Exceptional Learner
EDIS 3452 - Designing Games for Learning
EDIS 5710 - Content Area Reading

EDLF: Department of Leadership, Foundations & Policy

EDLF 2050 - What the Innovators Do: Strategies to Transform the Lives of Youth
EDLF 3150 - Introduction to Child Growth and Development
EDLF 3160 - Introduction to Educational Psychology
EDLF 3240 - Multicultural Education
EDLF 3420 - Athletics in the University
EDLF 3470 - Hip-Hop and Global Movements
EDLF 4080 - U.S. Education Policy
EDLF 4606 - Comparative Education
EDLF 5010 - Child Learning & Development
EDLF 5330 - Educational Statistics: Stat I
EDLF 5470 - Motivation in Achievement Contexts

KINE: Department of Kinesiology

KINE 1000 - Introduction to Mindfulness
KINE 1140 - Women's Self-Defense
KINE 1100 - 1700 Level - Physical Activity Courses
KINE 3400 - Nutrition
KINE 3615 - Clinical Sports Medicine


 


 

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