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Educational Theory and Policy (EDTHP)

EDTHP 115 (US) Education in American Society (3) Introduction to the development of educational institutions, with emphasis on historical, philosophical, and sociological forces, and on problems of equity.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 115A (GS;US) Competing Rights: Issues in American Education (3) An examination of educational issues relevant to democratic citizenship; emphasis is on understanding the relationship among politics, schools, and society.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 115S (GS;US) Competing Rights: Issues in American Education (3) An examination of educational issues relevant to democratic citizenship; emphasis is on understanding the relationship among politics, schools, and society.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 115U (GS;US) Competing Rights: Issues in American Education (3) An examination of educational issues relevant to democratic citizenship; emphasis is on understanding the relationship among politics, schools, and society.
Effective: Fall 2016 Ending: Fall 2016
 

EDTHP 200 (GS) Educational Reform and Public Policy (3) The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the reforms that shape the nation's largest social institutional-public education.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

EDTHP 234H Honors Leadership Jumpstart (3) Intensive survey of contemporary leadership theory joined with practice, team-building skills, policy formation and influence, and service leadership.
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: first-semester Penn State student in the Schreyer Honors College  

EDTHP 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

EDTHP 394 Professional Development in Education and Public Policy (3) This course develops professional skills and opportunities to prepare students for field placement and future employment or study.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

EDTHP 395 Field Experience in Education and Public Policy (3) This course structures a summer field experience, research project, and service in an off-site educational policy organization.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: EDTHP 394  

EDTHP 401 (IL) (CI ED 401) Introduction to Comparative Education (3) Origins, nature, scope, basic literature, and methodology of comparative education. Study of sample topics.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing or higher  

EDTHP 412 (WMNST 412) Education and the Status of Women (3) An examination of the relationship of education to the status of women in American society.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

EDTHP 416 (US) (SOC 416) Sociology of Education (3) The theoretical, conceptual, and descriptive contributions of sociology to education.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EDTHP 420 Education and Public Policy (3) Focus on the development and analysis of education policy, and policy's influence on schools.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: six credits in social/behavioral sciences  

EDTHP 427 Intelligence and Educational Policy (3) This course explores the concept of intelligence and its assessment from historical, psychological, educational and policy perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: EDTHP 115 or 6 credits in social/behavioral sciences  

EDTHP 430 History of Education in the United States (3) American educational ideas and practice critically examined in terms of their historical development and contemporary significance.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 434H Honors Teaching Experience in Leadership Jumpstart (1) Guided instruction and practical experience for teaching assistants to the Honors Leadership Jumpstart course (EDTHP 234H).
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: EDTHP 234H and permission of program  

EDTHP 435 Child Labor and Education in the Global Economy (3) The legal instruments and social science theories useful for understanding and combating child labor through education policy and practice.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

EDTHP 440 (CI ED 440) Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3) Introduction to the examination of educational theory and practice from philosophical perspectives, classical and contemporary.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: ENGL 015  

EDTHP 441 Education, Schooling, and Values (3) Studies in education and schooling as problems in value; axiological problems and positions; examination of practical applications, including moral education.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 447 (US) (SOC 447) Ethnic Minorities and Schools in the United States (3) Analysis of the social and cultural factors which affect educational outcomes among minority pupils, especially Blacks, Hispanics, and Indians.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

EDTHP 492 (AF AM 492, C I 492) Identities, Power and Perceptual Pedagogies in Teaching and Learning (3) Students will perform inquires into the intersections of identities, power, and pedagogical formations in relation to urban teaching/learning contexts.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing  

EDTHP 496 Individual Studies (1-18) Creative projects supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

EDTHP 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

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