Learning Sciences - LRSC


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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500 Introduction to the Learning Sciences
4 hours. Key principles of learning, development, and language. Cognitive, social, and affective dimensions of learning. Applicability to diverse learners and contexts of learning. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. program in Learning Sciences or consent of the instructor.

501 Research Methods in the Learning Sciences
4 hours. Focuses on understanding the components of research design and scientific arguments as they apply to the diverse research issues investigated in the learning sciences. Prerequisite(s): LRSC 500 and admission to the Ph.D. program in the Learning Sciences or consent of the instructor.

503 Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
4 hours. Explores different meanings attached to the idea of inquiry teaching and learning, including how this varies by the age of the student and academic discipline. Prerequisite(s): LRSC 500 and admission to the Ph.D. program in the Learning Sciences or consent of the instructor.

511 Analysis of Teaching and Learning Interactions
4 hours. Tools and techniques for the capture and analysis of multi-modal interaction among learners, teachers, and environments. Discourse, gesture, media, instrumentation. Prerequisite(s): LRSC 500 and LRSC 501 and admission to the Ph.D. program in Learning Sciences; or consent of the instructor.

512 Design of Learning Environments
4 hours. This course explores design and evaluation of formal and informal learning environments, with respect to learners, knowledge, assessment, and community. Prerequisite(s): LRSC 500 and LRSC 501.

513 Change in Individuals and Organizations: Implementing and Institutionalizing Change for Learning
4 hours. This course examines the relationships between processes of learning and the ways in which organizations can be changed to foster learning in individuals or groups. Prerequisite(s): LRSC 500 and LRSC 501.

540 Learning Sciences Journal Club
2 hours. Helps students establish guidelines and criteria by which to judge the efficacy of a research effort as presented in published scholarly literature. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. program in the Learning Sciences or consent of the instructor.

590 Research Apprenticeship
0 TO 16 hours. Designed as a supervised research course. Students enroll in for between 2 and 16 hours per semester dependent upon the time they are spending on research projects, supervised by the faculty member with whom they enroll. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): LRSC 500 and admission to the Ph.D. program in the Learning Sciences and consent of the faculty member with whom the student enrolls.

599 Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Designed for students engaged in research that constitutes the dissertation. Hours of enrollment per semester is dependent upon the stage in of dissertation research. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Advancement to candidacy in the Ph.D. program in the Learning Sciences.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.