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Course Listing for EDUCATIONAL STUDIES - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4565 EDUC-200-01 Analyzing Schools 1.25 LEC Wong, Jia-Hui Stefanie TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  This course introduces the study of schooling within an interdisciplinary framework. Drawing upon sociology, we investigate the resources, structures, and social contexts which influence student opportunities and outcomes in the United States and other countries. Drawing upon psychology, we contrast theories of learning, both in the abstract and in practice. Drawing upon philosophy, we examine competing educational goals and their underlying assumptions regarding human nature, justice, and democracy. In addition, a community learning component, where students observe and participate in nearby K-12 classrooms for three hours per week, will be integrated with course readings and written assignments.
4566 EDUC-200-20 Analyzing Schools 1.25 LAB Wong, Jia-Hui Stefanie TBA TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  NOTE: This is the placement section for the EDUC 200 lecture.
  This course introduces the study of schooling within an interdisciplinary framework. Drawing upon sociology, we investigate the resources, structures, and social contexts which influence student opportunities and outcomes in the United States and other countries. Drawing upon psychology, we contrast theories of learning, both in the abstract and in practice. Drawing upon philosophy, we examine competing educational goals and their underlying assumptions regarding human nature, justice, and democracy. In addition, a community learning component, where students observe and participate in nearby K-12 classrooms for three hours per week, will be integrated with course readings and written assignments.
4936 EDUC-218-01 Special Education 1.00 SEM Foshay, John F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Educational Studies 200 or Psychology 295 or permission of instructor.
  How are children labeled (or mislabeled) as having learning and developmental disabilities, autism, or attention deficit disorder? How have definitions and diagnoses of learning disorders changed over time? How have standardized evaluations and assessments impacted those diagnoses? How does the law seek to ensure the accommodation of the needs of individuals with disabilities? Students will critically analyze research on psychology as it pertains to learners, examine special education case law and advocacy, and explore current issues in special education.
4375 EDUC-300-01 Education Reform: Past&Present 1.00 LEC Dougherty, Jack M: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with AMST, PBPL
  Prerequisite: C- or better in EDUC200, or American Studies major or Public Policy and Law major.
  How do we explain the rise and decline of education reform movements? How do we evaluate their level of “success” from different sources of evidence? Drawing upon primary source materials and historical interpretations, this course examines a broad array of elementary, secondary, and higher education reform movements from the mid-19th century to the present, analyzing social, material, and ideological contexts. This intermediate-level seminar explores a topic common to all branches of educational studies from both theoretical and comparative perspectives.
5139 EDUC-309-01 Race Class & Educ Policy 1.00 SEM Wong, Jia-Hui Stefanie TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, PBPL, WMGS
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Educational Studies 200 or permission of instructor.
  How do competing theories explain educational inequality? How do different policies attempt to address it? This class will consider the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the examination of educational inequality. Possible topics include economic and cultural capital, racial/gender/sexual identity formation, desegregation, multiculturalism, detracking, school choice, school-family relationships, and affirmative action. Student groups will expand upon the readings by proposing, implementing, and presenting their research analysis from a community learning project.
5176 EDUC-315-01 Higher Education in America 1.00 SEM Perez, Angel T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Educational Studies 200 or permission of instructor.
  America has developed one of the largest and most diverse systems of higher education in the world, with curricula that range from the study of Greek, Latin, and antiquity to the decorating of cakes. Despite this diffuseness, American higher education enjoys an enviable global reputation and each year the number of students from around the world applying to colleges and universities in the United States far surpasses the number of American students seeking to matriculate abroad. This course will examine the forces that shaped the development of American higher education from its origins to the present, and then focus on several salient issues (such as diversity, student misbehavior, academic freedom, and athletics) that vex and enrich modern institutions. Students will be required to conduct a field research project that analyzes a current issue and compares how two or more institutions have reacted.
4370 EDUC-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
4337 EDUC-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
4986 AMST-357-01 Race and Urban Space 1.00 LEC Baldwin, Davarian TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Scholars and now even the larger public have conceded that race is a social construct. However, many are just beginning to fully explore how the specific dimensions and use of space is mediated by the politics of racial difference and racial identification. Therefore, this course seeks to explore how racism and race relations shape urban spatial relations, city politics, and the built environment and how the historical development of cities has shaped racial identity as lived experience. Covering the 20th century, the course examines three critical junctures: Ghettoization (1890s-1940s); Metropolitan Formation (1940s-1990s); and Neo-Liberal Gentrification (present).
4952 ENVS-286-01 Theory&Appl of Geograph Info S 1.00 LEC Gourley, Jonathan MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  A lecture/lab course that focuses on the theory and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using the ESRI ArcGIS software package. ArcGIS is a powerful mapping tool that facilitates the compilation, analysis and presentation of spatial data for a wide variety of disciplines including the natural and social sciences and any other field that uses spatial data. This course will provide students with the fundamental skills needed to design and manage digital databases and map sets so that they may integrate GIS into future courses, research, or careers. Topics include basic and advanced navigation and functionality within the ArcGIS workspace; database management and querying; and methods of data acquisition for GIS project building. Class projects on lab computers will be an integral component of the course and will be tailored to the specific interests and goals of individual students. This course does not meet the natural science distribution requirement.
4191 HISP-280-01 Hispanic Hartford 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with AMST, CLIC, EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221 or 224, or permission of instructor.
  This course seeks to place Trinity students in active and informed dialogue with the Hartford region’s large and diverse set of Spanish-speaking communities. The course will help student recognize and analyze the distinct national histories (e.g. Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Chilean, Honduran, Cuban, Colombian, and Mexican) which have contributed to the Hispanic diaspora in the city and the entire northeastern region of the United States. Students will undertake field projects designed to look at the effects of transnational migration on urban culture, institution-building, and identity formation. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
5192 INTS-311-01 Global Feminism 1.00 LEC Mitchell-Eaton, Emily MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA Y GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with ANTH, EDUC, GLBLSTDS, WMGS
  This course examines how the struggles of diverse gender based movements (religious and secular, urban and rural, black and white), from the Americas to the Middle East and Asia, shed light on vexing social problems like the lack of sexual and reproductive rights, political and social representation, and equal opportunities. Using historical and contemporary examples of women’s organizing and theorizing, course materials interrogate the meaning of ‘feminism’, the relationship between the gendered self and society, the impact of race, class, and cultural differences on women’s solidarity, the challenge of women’s (and gender based) activism to state and social order, the impact of women's networking, and the possibilities for achieving a transnational, cross-cultural or global ‘feminism.’
5247 LAAL-200-01 Action Research Methods Htfd 1.00 LEC Brown, Megan M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, EDUC, HRST, URST
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 201.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  What is the role of academic research in social change? How can students and community groups collaborate effectively to co-create, implement, and use research projects to solve social problems? In this course, students will study the theories and methods of interdisciplinary action research. Emphasizing ethical collaboration, students will learn research design strategies, methods, tools, and research tools in order to work with community partners to solve pressing problems. Students will learn to use a variety of statistical, geographic, and interview data to answer questions, make recommendations, and tell stories about the issues that are most relevant to Hartford.
4659 NESC-874-01 Minds and Brains 1.00 SEM Lloyd, Dan TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC Cross-listing: PHIL-374-01
  The neurosciences have made striking progress in recent years toward understanding the brains of animals and human beings. Through readings in philosophy and science we will consider what contribution this explosion of neuroscientific data can make to our understanding of the mind.
5244 PBPL-364-01 Law and Poverty 1.00 SEM Outlaw, Rochelle TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Public Policy 201, Public Policy 202, or Political Science102, or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: This is a seminar style course with individual and group presentations.
  This course will explore the nature and extent of poverty in the United States and how the law responds to and reinforces poverty. Specifically, this course will review the intersection of race, gender and age with poverty while exploring particular areas of concern such as right to counsel, healthcare, education, and housing. While this course focuses on legal aspects of poverty, it will also incorporate sociological, economic, and policy perspectives.
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4594 PHIL-374-01 Minds and Brains 1.00 SEM Lloyd, Dan TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NAT  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC, NESC Cross-listing: NESC-874-01
  The neurosciences have made striking progress in recent years toward understanding the brains of animals and human beings. Through readings in philosophy and science we will consider what contribution this explosion of neuroscientific data can make to our understanding of the mind.
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4188 PSYC-221-01 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LEC Casserly, Elizabeth MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 36 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4189 PSYC-221-20 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland, Amie M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4190 PSYC-221-21 Research Design and Analysis 1.25 LAB Senland, Amie W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  An intensive study of the methods employed in understanding human and animal behavior as well as an introduction to the problems of psychological data evaluation. Some of the topics included will be the roles of observation, description, bias, hypotheses, theory, and non-reactive research. Consideration will also be given to descriptive techniques, including measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation. Problems will deal with hypothesis testing, group comparisons, frequency comparisons, and analysis of variance. Enrollment in lecture and each laboratory limited.
4849 PSYC-236-01 Adolescent Psychology 1.00 LEC Holt, Laura TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  This course will focus on the important theoretical and conceptual issues in adolescent psychology and their experimental support. A developmental perspective will be adopted in order to emphasize that adolescence is not an isolated period but rather part of the process of development that occurs throughout life.
4536 PSYC-255-01 Cognitive Psychology 1.00 LEC Casserly, Elizabeth WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC, NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  The study of knowledge and how people use it, for example, in recall and recognition, controlling attention and dealing with distractions, solving real-world problems, and spoken or written communication. We will emphasize how each piece of our mental abilities fits together with other skills such as perception and language, along with the ways in which our minds and thoughts can diverge from what we subjectively experience of them.
4537 PSYC-255-20 Cognitive Psychology Lab 0.25 LAB Casserly, Elizabeth T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC, NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 255, or concurrent enrollment.
  A hands-on introduction to the methods used in behavioral cognitive science research. We will briefly explore a survey of methods and the process used to create a "program of research" rather than isolated experiments. Students will then develop a big-picture question and research program of their own, designing, executing, and analyzing two experiments with related motivations and methods. The relationship between experimental design and the research report paper will also be emphasized. Laboratory can be taken concurrent or subsequent to Psychology 255
4641 PSYC-315-01 Development and Culture 1.00 SEM Anselmi, Dina TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226 or 295
  This seminar will look at current issues in developmental and social psychology including attachment, emotions, cognition, personality, biculturalism, gender, language, socialization and psychopathology from the perspective of cultural psychology. We will focus on the role culture, along with biology play in the outcome of development, as well as influencing our definitions of the process of development. Questions we will address include: How do we define the process of development? Can we integrate development, culture and biology into a coherent model of development? Are there cultural universals? Are current psychological models and methods sufficient to account for the role of culture in development?
5272 PSYC-346-01 Intergroup Relations 1.00 SEM Outten, Robert TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 226.
  This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the psychological study of intergroup relations—how people of different groups relate to one another. The area of intergroup relations focuses on the psychological processes involved with how individuals perceive, judge, reason about, feel, and behave toward people in other groups. Social groups can take many forms, ranging from classic social groups (e.g., race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation), not so classic social groups (e.g., weight, mental ability, physical ability, physical attractiveness) to minimal groups. We will examine some of the causes and consequences of intergroup inequality, and explore ways in which the psychological study of intergroup relations can inform attempts at social change.
4153 SOCL-201-01 Resrch Meth in Soc Sci 1.25 LEC Tiamzon, Trisha TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 210 or Mathematics 107, Mathematics 207, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to social sciences inquiry, stressing what is common as well as what is different in the techniques and procedures employed in the different disciplines. The course seeks to develop the student’s skill in designing original research and in evaluating the significance of already published research findings. Topics include: the interdependence of theory and research; ways of formulating research problems and hypotheses; the variety of research designs (introducing the ideas of statistical as well as experimental control); and an overview of the major procedures of instrument construction, measurement, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. Required laboratory sessions offer experience in each step of the research process.
4154 SOCL-201-20 Resrch Meth in Soc Sci 1.25 LAB Tiamzon, Trisha W: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 13 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 210 or Mathematics 107, Mathematics 207, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to social sciences inquiry, stressing what is common as well as what is different in the techniques and procedures employed in the different disciplines. The course seeks to develop the student’s skill in designing original research and in evaluating the significance of already published research findings. Topics include: the interdependence of theory and research; ways of formulating research problems and hypotheses; the variety of research designs (introducing the ideas of statistical as well as experimental control); and an overview of the major procedures of instrument construction, measurement, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. Required laboratory sessions offer experience in each step of the research process.
4155 SOCL-201-21 Resrch Meth in Soc Sci 1.25 LAB Tiamzon, Trisha W: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 210 or Mathematics 107, Mathematics 207, or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to social sciences inquiry, stressing what is common as well as what is different in the techniques and procedures employed in the different disciplines. The course seeks to develop the student’s skill in designing original research and in evaluating the significance of already published research findings. Topics include: the interdependence of theory and research; ways of formulating research problems and hypotheses; the variety of research designs (introducing the ideas of statistical as well as experimental control); and an overview of the major procedures of instrument construction, measurement, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. Required laboratory sessions offer experience in each step of the research process.
5043 SOCL-246-01 Sociology of Gender 1.00 LEC Andersson, Tanetta TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 20 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC, WMGS Cross-listing: WMGS-246-01
  NOTE: There are 30 seats total between SOCL246 and WMGS246. Please add yourself to the waitlist if you are interested in the course.
  Sex and gender are used as principles of social organization in all known societies. This course surveys research in the sociological study of gender with the goal of providing students with a theoretical grounding for analyzing gender from a sociological perspective. We will explore how our lives and the world around us are shaped by gender and how gender has been constructed over time. We will further examine how sociological research on gender helps us to understand power and inequality at various levels – institutional, organizational, and interactional—by examining various topics such as gender socialization, reproduction, education, work, and violence. We will also pay attention to how gender reinforces and builds upon other areas of inequality such as social class, race, ethnicity, and age.
4746 SOCL-312-01 Social Class & Mobility 1.00 LEC Valocchi, Stephen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in a prior Sociology course or permission of the instructor. This course is not open to first-year students.
  This course is an introduction to the theory and research on stratification and mobility in modern societies. Every society distributes resources unequally. This distribution affects not only economic outcomes such as wages, profits, and material well being, but also social and political outcomes such as protest, voting behavior, and self-esteem. This course will explore why this occurs, the types of inequalities that exist, and the consequences of inequality for the distribution of power and for democratic processes in American society. Specific topics include class, occupational, race and gender inequalities, and the social, psychological, and cultural consequences of inequality.
5045 SOCL-351-01 Society State & Power 1.00 LEC Williams, Johnny TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in a prior Sociology course or permission of the instructor. This course is not open to first-year students.
  This course examines the sources of power and influence in Western nations. Power flows to people who command a legal, political, or institutional monopoly over valued human resources. We will examine the development of these monopolies, the organizations that perpetuate these monopolies, and the consequences that these monopolies have for our personal and political lives as well as for notions of democracy, solidarity, and freedom. In this respect, we will focus much of our attention on the institutions of state and economy in U.S. society and evaluate the different theoretical perspectives that explain how these institutions confer power on some and deny that power to others. Specific topics include power struggles around the right to representation, for control in the workplace, against racism and discrimination, and over policies to aid the poor.
4578 THDN-270-01 Arts in Action: Community 1.00 SEM Roberts, Jennifer TR: 4:30PM-5:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, EDUC
  In this course we will examine the way the arts in general and movement in particular both engage a community and are engaged in the community. Using Hartford and the region as a field for our inquiry, we will look at the role the arts play in contributing to the overall health of a community with a particular focus on schools for at-risk youth, correctional institutions, homes for the elderly, specialized magnet schools, after-school programming and performance that utilizes the community as a generative resource. In addition to readings, films, guest speakers and discussions, there will be applied observation and study in the city of Hartford and beyond.
5641 THDN-345-12 Theater for Social Change 1.00 STU Pongstaphone, Ruth W: 3:00PM-6:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC, HRST
  The course introduces documentary-based ensemble theatre making and performance as a mode of participatory action research for initiating social change. During the semester students will engage in the process of making and performing an original work of theatre that investigates real circumstances, examines existing perceptions, identifies critical issues, and generates a public forum for social dialogue. The course work will focus on techniques based on the work of Augusto Boal and other methodologies. It will include individual research to explore ethical questions and diverse perspectives regarding freedoms and limitations of academic and personal expression in the context of maintaining responsibility and well-being within a multicultural society.
5276 WMGS-246-01 Sociology of Gender 1.00 LEC Andersson, Tanetta TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with EDUC Cross-listing: SOCL-246-01
  NOTE: There are 30 seats total between SOCL246 and WMGS246. Please add yourself to the waitlist if you are interested in the course.
  Sex and gender are used as principles of social organization in all known societies. This course surveys research in the sociological study of gender with the goal of providing students with a theoretical grounding for analyzing gender from a sociological perspective. We will explore how our lives and the world around us are shaped by gender and how gender has been constructed over time. We will further examine how sociological research on gender helps us to understand power and inequality at various levels – institutional, organizational, and interactional—by examining various topics such as gender socialization, reproduction, education, work, and violence. We will also pay attention to how gender reinforces and builds upon other areas of inequality such as social class, race, ethnicity, and age.