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Adult Education (ADED)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. Adult Education Inquiry. 2. [(none)<>I] Basic underpinnings of the field of adult education. Themes discussed include learning theories, learning styles, multiple ways of knowing, and issues surrounding access, opportunity, diversity, and schooling. While serving as an introduction to careers and theory in adult education, also addresses some practical higher education survival skills.

1008. Eastern Thought Western Practice. 2. [(none)<>I] Major concepts of Eastern thought from Confucius and Osho are explored, examined, to understand eastern ways of perceiving reality, knowledge, and values. Hands-on activities are employed to experience and practice the applications of the concepts. Students are challenged to critically think, analyze, and compare with their own, increase their consciousness of diversity.

4750 [EDUC 4750]. Perspective on Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 6). For undergraduate students selected to collaborate with UW faculty or professional staff in the delivery and sometimes the design of a university course, this course augments in-class experiences with an examination of basic learning and teaching principles. Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA.

5000. Trends In Adult Education. 3. Provides reading, discussion, research, and appraisal of new methods, materials, equipment, and experimental programs concerned with the improvement of education as it pertains to adult education. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5020. Survey of Adult Education. 3. Designed as an introduction to the field of adult education; its focus is the general knowledge base upon which the practice of adult education rests; e.g. history and philosophy, adult learning and development, agencies and programs, and problems and issues. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5050. Learning Theories for Education. 3. Learning and development theories are essential for educators who are designing and implementing educational applications and opportunities. Topics covered include orientations toward learning, motivation, life transitions, cognition, learning how to learn, self-directed learning, and strategies for improving learning in educational contexts.  Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5090. Masters Capstone. 3. Provides exposure to situations students will likely encounter professionally. It establishes a forum where students apply and refine theories, principles, and skills learned during their programs. Students examine and critique current scholarship and document general degree specific competencies. Cross listed with ITEC 5090. Prerequisites: Check with advisor and complete required sequence of courses for Educational Administration (Adult and Postsecondary Education) or Instructional Technology masters degree programs prior to enrollment.

5100. Mountain Folk School. 2. Within residential and learning community, this course seeks to strengthen one's relationship with the natural world, increase understanding of cultural heritage, and heighten sensitivity for time and place. Participants explore ways of further developing keener ways of seeing, critiquing, and connecting to the setting and heritage surrounding them. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5240. Teaching Adults. 3. Developed upon the premise that individuals teach as they would expect to be taught. Focuses on methods for teaching adults in formal as well as informal settings. The learning styles literature is reviewed and implications for instructional settings are analyzed. Participants also critique their teaching performance through videotaped sessions. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5260. Educational Issues Race, Class, and Gender. 3. Designed to help participants examine the current issues and debates in the literature of race, class, and gender from theoretical and practical perspectives. Related areas of ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, language, physical appearance, body size, and other constructs of difference will also be addressed. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5440. Information Technology. 3. Provides information to help learners efficiently access information electronically. Philosophical, ethical, and management issues as well as technical information on the various mechanisms for electronic access now and in the near future are presented. The analysis of needs combined with knowledge of electronic tools for the purpose of efficiently meeting the information needs of clientele is stressed, as well as knowledge of the appropriate use of electronic products for more specific problems/projects. Cross listed with LIBS 5440. Prerequisite: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor.

5450. Short Course In Adult Education. 1-2 (Max. 6). Used for special topics in adult education on the basis of need. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5490. Directed Professional Study. 1-6 (Max. 6). It provides additional opportunity for a student to pursue advanced graduate work through independent research. Projects are done under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5510. Adult Education Movement in the United States. 3. Provides an opportunity to explore significant works and historical moments in the adult education and instructional technology literature, to analyze the emergence of an adult education movement in the United States, and to participate in local research into the history of Wyoming adult education and instructional technology activities. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5600. Higher Education Finance. 3. Provides an overview of the economics and finance of higher education in the United States with an emphasis on the analysis of financial policies and current issues at the institutional, state, and national levels. Prerequisites: Admission to the program.

5610. Planning and Evaluation of Instructional Systems. 3. Participants investigate the concepts, issues, methods, and attitudes involved in the planning and evaluation of instructional systems. Topics covered include planning processes, theory and technique, promotion, evaluation, setting objectives, and trend analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5630. Advanced Organizational Leadership. 3. Examines central issues in advanced organizational leadership to prepare practitioners for leadership roles in educational settings. Working individually and as a member of a group, students will conduct conceptual analyses and complete a literature review paper and an organizational case study. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5640. Leadership Development. 3. Examines central issues in the internal dimension of leadership to prepare leaders in postsecondary educational settings. Working individually and as a member of a group, students will conduct conceptual analyses and complete a literature review paper and a biographical case study of a postsecondary educational leader. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5650. Law of Higher Education. 3. Examine specific legal issues encountered by instructional leaders in higher education settings.  Critically examines the basic rights and duties of institutional employees and students.  It also explains when and how instructional leaders should refer matters to legal counsel. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5660. Community College. 3. Concerns the philosophy, organization, program, and administration of the community college. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

5670. Community College Issues and Leadership. 3. Examine, analyze, the primary responsibility of instructional leaders at the community college, management of the curriculum. In particular, focus on the remedial/developmental education programs, general education, the liberal arts transfer curriculum, technical education, and noncredit and contract training programs. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5680. Issues in Higher Education. 3. Through examination of historical foundations and current trends, ADED 5680 delves into pressing issues in the academy, including but not limited to topics of tenure, governance, professional colleges, access and equity, curriculum and international needs. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5710. International and Comparative Education. 3. Introduces foundations and theories of international and comparative education, explores education from global and comparative perspectives. Topics: Historical development, definitions and purposes, current practices and issues of international and comparative education; governmental and non-governmental roles, impact of globalization, technology, economic development, and cultural dimensions as applied to educational contexts. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5750. Advanced Learning Theories. 3. Introduces current learning theories/perspectives that advance understandings previously developed. It helps broaden learning/teaching from a more holistic perspective towards sociological and cultural dimensions within the globalized contexts. Topics include learning in social contexts, influences of globalization, technology, economic development, and culture. Additionally, Non-western perspectives will be reviewed/discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5880. Special Problems in Adult Education. 1-6 (Max. 9). Provides a broad perspective through selected reading material. Wherever possible, the student collects and uses original information from an adult education/instructional technology setting. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5890. Seminar in Adult Education. 1-6. (Max. 8). Advanced students in education work together intensively on current issues and problems relevant to adult education and participate in systematic, critical interpersonal evaluation. Eight hours are permitted on a doctoral program. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

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