General CoursesGeneral courses in education
DED 020. Honors Program. (0) I, II. All students accepted into the College of Education honors program must enroll each semester. Pr.: Sophomore or higher standing, 3.5 cumulative grade point average, acceptance into the honors program.
DED 051. Study Skills Laboratory. (1-3) I, II. Helps the student to learn effective study methods, analyze difficulties in reading and studying, and prepare for and improve performance in examinations.
DED 100. Pre-Professional Laboratory Experiences. (1) I, II. Supervised experiences in education designed to facilitate orientation and investigation of teaching through the teacher aide program. Maximum credit of 3 hours. No more than 1 credit per semester.
DED 105. Introduction to Women's Studies. (3) I, II. A systematic introduction to women's studies as an academic discipline, drawing research from humanities, social science, education, human ecology, and management to analyze images of women, status of women, sex differences, gender roles and stereotypes, patterns of success, women and relationships, current controversial issues affecting women, and feminism as a social and historical movement. An academic perspective on issues of equality and justice for women, emphasizing scholarship on how women perceive their own lives.
DED 160. Introduction to American Ethnic Studies. (3) I. This course introduces students to the major concepts related to ethnicity and to some of the major American ethnic groups.
DED 315. Introduction to Gerontology. (3) II. A multidisciplinary introduction to the field of aging. Examines social, psychological, developmental, organizational, and economic aspects of aging. Theoretical, methodological, and applied issues of aging will be related to contemporary American society. Same as DAS 315; also offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture and Design, and Human Ecology.
DED 320. Honors Seminar. (1) I, II. Selected topics in education. May be taken more than once for credit.
DED 405. Senior Seminar in Women's Studies. (3) I. An intercollegiate, interdisciplinary course organized topically with students presenting papers which draw upon previous and concurrent academic experience and which approach a given topic with a consistent focus on the role of women. Provides supervised independent study and subsequent discussion, allowing students to integrate and order their perceptions about the unique roles, problems, and contributions of women. Pr.: DED 105 Introduction to Women's Studies and 15 hours of women's studies courses.
DED 415. Senior Seminar in Gerontology. (3) I. Integration of course work in gerontology with an in-depth project in a special interest area. Pr.: Completion of 15 hours of course work in gerontology second major. Same as DAS 315; also offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Planning, and Design, and Human Ecology.
DED 420. Honors Research. (1-3) I, II. Individual research projects under the supervision of a professor in the College of Education. For students in honors program only. Pr.: A minimum of 2 hours credit in DED 320 or 1 hour credit in DED 320 and 1 hour selected from GENAG 310, DAS 399, GNHE 399.
DED 499. Senior Seminar in American Ethnic Studies. (3) Guided research in American ethnic studies. Students prepare a research paper on a relevant subject of their choice. Each student is responsible for arranging to work with a member of the American ethnic studies faculty. Pr.: DED 160 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies.
DED 500. Topics in Women's Studies. (Var.) I, II, S. Exploration of an interdisciplinary topic in women's studies. Cross-listed with the Dean of Human Ecology and the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
DED 505. Independent Study in Women's Studies. (1-3) I, I. Independent, interdisciplinary, supervised studies in an area of women's studies which does not fall within the boundaries of a traditional department. May be repeated once for credit with change of topic. Pr.: Junior standing, consent of instructor(s), and approval of women's studies faculty.
DED 506. Contemporary Feminist Frameworks. (3) I. Surveys major contemporary U.S. theories of gender and their development, including impact of feminist movement on the development of theory, interactions of race and gender, women's culture, and men's roles. Compares approaches of social sciences and humanities. Pr.: Six semester hours women's studies.
DED 560. Topics in American Ethnic Studies. (1-4) I or II. Selected topics of special interest in American ethnic studies. Repeatable with change of topic. Pr.: DED 160 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies. Cross-listed with the Dean of Human Ecology and the Dean of Arts and Sciences.