Spring 2015 C&I Grad Courses

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CI 5150 - Teaching Pop Music: Youth Music, Youth Culture

-001 LEC (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) , TCEASTBANK , Swiss,Thom , instruction mode: Completely Online , 3 credits


An online course for students and teachers who want to better understand young people and popular music in a contemporary cultural context and learn to develop curriculum based on this understanding. The course introduces a number of approaches to the study of popular music and education, exploring the intersection between everyday life and broader contexts.

CI 5330 001 - 1-to-1 Technology Initiatives in K12 Educational Contexts

-001 LEC (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) , STPAUL , Boeckers,Daryl Robert , instruction mode: Completely Online , 3 credits


One-to-one program initiatives, where all students and P-12 teachers receive laptop computers or tablets for use throughout the school day and usually at home, are being implemented around the country. The goal of these programs is to foster integration technology into P-12 contexts so that students are better prepared for the digitally-enhanced, networked world.


This course examines the educational paradigm shift 1-to-1 initiatives can mean for students, teachers, and schools. Students will study and/or observe 1-to-1 programs in action and develop their own 1-to-1 initiative, assessment strategies, and/or professional development ideas. Local and national examples of and research related to 1-to-1 programs are reviewed before delving into the considerations and processes of planning and implementing such programs.

CI 5330 002 - Learning Analytics in the Knowledge Age

-002 LEC , 05:30 P.M. - 08:10 P.M. , Th (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) ,
LES R250 , STPAUL , Chen,Bodong , instruction mode: Partially Online , 3 credits


Learning analytics aims to turn educational data into actionable knowledge for optimizing learning and learning environments. This course, one of only a few courses being taught in this area nationwide, will provide a general, non-technical survey of learning analytics and its application in various educational contexts.

CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet

-001 LEC (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) , STPAUL , Hutchinson,Jim , instruction mode: Completely Online , 3 credits


Broadly explores the use and impact of the Internet on learners and educators. This course is mostly project-based and focuses on online technology applications.

CI 5402 - Introduction to Special Collections

-001 LEC , 04:30 P.M. - 07:05 P.M. , Th (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) , ROOM-TBA , TCEASTBANK , Oziewicz,Marek Cezary , instruction mode: Classroom/Onsite , 3 credits



A semester-long investigation of special collection materials housed in the Kerlan—one of the top Children’s Literature Research Collections in the United States—based on which students develop their own individual research projects.

CI 5535 - Foundations of Science Education

-001 LEC , 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , M (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) ,
RuttanH B26 , STPAUL , Finley,Fred N , instruction mode: Classroom/Onsite , 3 credits


Analysis of present science teaching practices in light of historical and philosophical foundations of science education.

CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education

-001 LEC , 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , M (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) ,

PeikH 365 , TCEASTBANK , Stemper,Kate , instruction mode: Classroom/Onsite , 3 credits



Sociolinguistic and discourse theory/research is applied to the study of relationships between language and culture in educational settings: curriculum and instruction; classroom language use; borders between school and home/community language use; and language education policies.

CI 5649 - Language Analysis for ESL Teaching in Higher Ed

-001 LEC , 01:25 P.M. - 03:20 P.M. , M,W (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) , PeikH 355 , TCEASTBANK , King PhD,Kendall Amy , instruction mode: Classroom/Onsite , 4 credits


CI 5649 is the second of a two-semester sequence; CI 5646 is a prerequisite. This course provides an overview of the more complex aspects of English grammar that were not covered in depth in 5646. Students will gain deeper understanding, for instance, of the academic uses of indirect objects, relative clauses, complementation, reported speech, deixis and reference, articles, prepositions, phrasal verbs, and of basic elements of pragmatics and discourse analysis as occurring in academic genre analysis.


The course is intended for prospective college-level teachers of ESL or EFL, and is required for students in the M.A. in Second Languages and Cultures Education (with Specialization in ESL for Higher Ed.), in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. It might also be taken by other graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in teaching ESL/EFL to adults in contexts of higher education.

CI 5662 - Second Language Curriculum Design

-001 LEC , 04:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M. , Th (01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015) , PeikH 385 , TCEASTBANK , Owen-Lyons,Stephanie , instruction mode: Classroom/Onsite , 3 credits


Historical overview of curriculum development in second language education; contexts that influence curriculum development; models for curriculum development in second language settings; politics of curricular reform; national/ state standards and implications for curriculum development; effects of technology on second language curriculum.

CI 8470 - Special Topics on Literacy

4:40 P.M. - 07:20 P.M., Tu, (Spring 2015), PeikH 365, TCEASTBANK, David O’Brien. Instruction mode: Classroom/Onsite, 1 - 6 credits


Current theories/research on literacy and literacy development. Alternative methods of conducting literacy research. Implications for literacy instruction.