Education: Liberal Studies (EDLS)
EDLS 304 History of Society and Education 1 Unit
This course follows the course of the political, cultural, social and economic developments in American education and the world specifically in regard to the founding of US Educational systems and how immigration has affected it. The course will focus on reading significant texts, and research-based writing alongside lecture modules and online class discussion. Prerequisite: Certificate of Clearance or Department approval.
EDLS 398 World Citizenship: Living Abroad 3 Units
The purpose of this course is to study and explore expatriate life and acquaint students with living and working abroad as opposed to pure tourism. The course instruction will include readings on expat living, guest speakers, and a two week study travel experience living in a foreign country. Topics include, but are not limited to, acclimating to a new culture, working abroad, expat living, legal issues abroad, finances, food, transitioning and historical culture. Students are accepted into the course by application. Course generally offered in the Spring semester.
EDLS 435 Linguistic Development and Second Language Acquisition 3 Units
This course will provide an overview of child language development and second language acquisition for language-minority students as methods and materials that enhance language acquisition are presented, studied, and developed.