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International Education Minor

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development,178 Pillsbury Dr S E Minneapolis, MN 5545-0226 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The interdisciplinary minor in international education is for students enrolled in any masters or doctoral program who wish to enter careers in research, consulting, administration, and teaching in an international context. The minor offers a coordinated set of courses from the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Psychology; Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development; the School of Kinesiology; and the Institute of Child Development.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Admission is contingent upon being admitted to a master's or a doctoral degree-granting program at the University of Minnesota. For an application form visit the international education minor website (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/grad-programs/CIDE/gradminor.html) or consult with the director of graduate studies for more information.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Each program is developed in consultation with the student, the student's advisor, major director of graduate studies, and director of graduate studies for international education. Requirements include courses listed below. Electives from the University may be added with the advisor's consent and director of graduate studies approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Core Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· Area Specific Coursework
Students interested in OLPD 5080 or OLPD 8087 should consult minor advisor prior to registration, as these courses can vary and may or may not be appropriate for this minor.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
· CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction (3.0 cr)
· CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5403 - Counseling Diverse Populations (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5702 - Higher Education in Global Contexts (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Core Courses
Students interested in OLPD 8087 should consult minor advisor prior to registration, as this course can vary and may or may not be appropriate for this minor.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· Area specific coursework
Students interested in OLPD 5080 should consult minor advisor prior to registration, as this course can vary and may or may not be appropriate for this minor.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
· CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction (3.0 cr)
· CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5403 - Counseling Diverse Populations (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5702 - Higher Education in Global Contexts (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
 
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OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course provides a critical analysis of strategies used to improve educational outcomes worldwide. This course examines contemporary trends in educational policy, development, and practice, focusing on how?s and why?s of educational change. Empirical studies, organizational reports, and student experiences all inform class discussion. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the field of intercultural education and related field of multicultural education; analyzes the field through a critical lens; examines diverse meanings of education, including cultural knowledge.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This seminar explores theories, debates, discourses, and practices that have historically linked international development (or simply ?development?) and education (both formal?schooling?and non-formal education). We will consider this linkage from different disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary research that seeks to transcend these boundaries. We will examine the intertwined histories of colonialism, development, and education; efforts to promote national development through the expansion of schooling; the role of development institutions in shaping education policy and practice; and several current issues in the field of IED today. Throughout, we will consider different perspectives on how, and whether, education can foster better lives for people around the world.
OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides participants with a background to the history, approaches, theories, and applications in the field of intercultural communication. The principal goal is for each participant to be able to better apply theory and research from intercultural communication to inform participant?s own research, to improve a current project or program, or to enhance the ability to make an impact in a variety of organizational contexts.
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of critical pedagogy; critique of power relations regarding race, culture, class, gender, and age in various educational settings; consideration of improved practice in education for children, youth, and adults.
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical overview of second language teaching/learning in U.S. introduction to second language acquisition. Second language instructional concepts across elementary, secondary/university options for foreign language, bilingual education, immersion language programs, and English as a second language programs. Theoretical frameworks for language instruction are tied to practice.
CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Special topics, current research trends in curriculum and instruction. Research review, subject integration, curriculum contexts, development, implementation, data collection, analysis, evaluation.
CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course is a hands-on look at activist research methods situated in the context of Indigenous Language Revitalization. That is, what happens when a community problem is the organizing force in research? Students will be expected to both engage in language learning, research, designing a research project, and connecting this to critical thinking as applied to culture, language and indigenous language revitalization.
CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Research topics vary. prereq: CI grad student or instr consent
EPSY 5403 - Counseling Diverse Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course addresses counseling implications for diverse individuals and families. Students will understand the impact of worldview and other factors such as ethnicity, culture, religious preference, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disabilities in community, higher education, and school settings. Students will examine their own worldviews as it relates to the topics discussed. Advocacy and social justice practices for working with diverse populations will also be addressed.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of gender/gender relations in international development/education. Interdisciplinary body of literature from development studies, political science, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, gender/women's studies.
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the field of intercultural education and related field of multicultural education; analyzes the field through a critical lens; examines diverse meanings of education, including cultural knowledge.
OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Problems, practices, programs, theories, and methodologies in human resource development as practiced internationally. prereq: Grad students only; ugrd seniors with instr consent
OLPD 5702 - Higher Education in Global Contexts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is an introductory overview of higher education in the international context and the processes of internationalization in which higher education institutions engage. It addresses contemporary issues facing regions, countries, and higher education institutions across the world and focuses on how higher education institutions approach their global work. The outcomes sought for students in this course include the following: Understanding of broad historical events, including the political, cultural, religious, psychological, and economic factors that shaped higher education in regions and countries across the world; Knowledge about the role of the federal government in shaping the structure of the higher education system in specific countries; Understanding of the process of internationalization as it relates to institutions across the world; Identification of the motivating factors that influence international activity related to higher education institutions; Identification of the cultural and sociopolitical factors that drive internationalization in higher education institutions. No single course can address all of the topics related to international higher education. In this course, the following seven primary questions serve as the focus for an analysis of international higher education: 1) What are the most significant historical factors that shaped higher education in a specific country, and to what extent do those country-specific historical factors help understand higher education in the region? 2) What is the role of the federal government in a country, and to what extent are within-country differences analogous to differences among states in the United States? 3) How is higher education financed within a country, and are there regional economic forces that affect countries in the region? 4) What is the structure of higher education in the country (e.g., public institutions, private non-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions)? 5) What sociocultural, political, and institutional aspects of institutions? global initiatives.
OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary educational institutions are characterized by rapid movements of people, knowledge, ideologies, and media, and are increasingly shaped by market-based reforms. Populism and stricter migration controls further prompt a rethinking of globalization and its effects on formal and non-formal education. This course enhances students' theoretical and contextual knowledge of globalization and demonstrates the advantages of a translocal view of educational processes and problems.
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This seminar explores theories, debates, discourses, and practices that have historically linked international development (or simply ?development?) and education (both formal?schooling?and non-formal education). We will consider this linkage from different disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary research that seeks to transcend these boundaries. We will examine the intertwined histories of colonialism, development, and education; efforts to promote national development through the expansion of schooling; the role of development institutions in shaping education policy and practice; and several current issues in the field of IED today. Throughout, we will consider different perspectives on how, and whether, education can foster better lives for people around the world.
OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides participants with a background to the history, approaches, theories, and applications in the field of intercultural communication. The principal goal is for each participant to be able to better apply theory and research from intercultural communication to inform participant?s own research, to improve a current project or program, or to enhance the ability to make an impact in a variety of organizational contexts.
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Looking critically across/within countries/regions at structures intended to deliver work-/career-relatd education/training. prereq: 8141 or WHRE 8141
PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course provides a critical analysis of strategies used to improve educational outcomes worldwide. This course examines contemporary trends in educational policy, development, and practice, focusing on how?s and why?s of educational change. Empirical studies, organizational reports, and student experiences all inform class discussion. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the field of intercultural education and related field of multicultural education; analyzes the field through a critical lens; examines diverse meanings of education, including cultural knowledge.
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This seminar explores theories, debates, discourses, and practices that have historically linked international development (or simply ?development?) and education (both formal?schooling?and non-formal education). We will consider this linkage from different disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary research that seeks to transcend these boundaries. We will examine the intertwined histories of colonialism, development, and education; efforts to promote national development through the expansion of schooling; the role of development institutions in shaping education policy and practice; and several current issues in the field of IED today. Throughout, we will consider different perspectives on how, and whether, education can foster better lives for people around the world.
OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides participants with a background to the history, approaches, theories, and applications in the field of intercultural communication. The principal goal is for each participant to be able to better apply theory and research from intercultural communication to inform participant?s own research, to improve a current project or program, or to enhance the ability to make an impact in a variety of organizational contexts.
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of critical pedagogy; critique of power relations regarding race, culture, class, gender, and age in various educational settings; consideration of improved practice in education for children, youth, and adults.
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical overview of second language teaching/learning in U.S. introduction to second language acquisition. Second language instructional concepts across elementary, secondary/university options for foreign language, bilingual education, immersion language programs, and English as a second language programs. Theoretical frameworks for language instruction are tied to practice.
CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Special topics, current research trends in curriculum and instruction. Research review, subject integration, curriculum contexts, development, implementation, data collection, analysis, evaluation.
CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course is a hands-on look at activist research methods situated in the context of Indigenous Language Revitalization. That is, what happens when a community problem is the organizing force in research? Students will be expected to both engage in language learning, research, designing a research project, and connecting this to critical thinking as applied to culture, language and indigenous language revitalization.
CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Research topics vary. prereq: CI grad student or instr consent
EPSY 5403 - Counseling Diverse Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course addresses counseling implications for diverse individuals and families. Students will understand the impact of worldview and other factors such as ethnicity, culture, religious preference, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disabilities in community, higher education, and school settings. Students will examine their own worldviews as it relates to the topics discussed. Advocacy and social justice practices for working with diverse populations will also be addressed.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5107 - Gender, Education, and International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of gender/gender relations in international development/education. Interdisciplinary body of literature from development studies, political science, economics, anthropology, cultural studies, gender/women's studies.
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the field of intercultural education and related field of multicultural education; analyzes the field through a critical lens; examines diverse meanings of education, including cultural knowledge.
OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Problems, practices, programs, theories, and methodologies in human resource development as practiced internationally. prereq: Grad students only; ugrd seniors with instr consent
OLPD 5702 - Higher Education in Global Contexts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is an introductory overview of higher education in the international context and the processes of internationalization in which higher education institutions engage. It addresses contemporary issues facing regions, countries, and higher education institutions across the world and focuses on how higher education institutions approach their global work. The outcomes sought for students in this course include the following: Understanding of broad historical events, including the political, cultural, religious, psychological, and economic factors that shaped higher education in regions and countries across the world; Knowledge about the role of the federal government in shaping the structure of the higher education system in specific countries; Understanding of the process of internationalization as it relates to institutions across the world; Identification of the motivating factors that influence international activity related to higher education institutions; Identification of the cultural and sociopolitical factors that drive internationalization in higher education institutions. No single course can address all of the topics related to international higher education. In this course, the following seven primary questions serve as the focus for an analysis of international higher education: 1) What are the most significant historical factors that shaped higher education in a specific country, and to what extent do those country-specific historical factors help understand higher education in the region? 2) What is the role of the federal government in a country, and to what extent are within-country differences analogous to differences among states in the United States? 3) How is higher education financed within a country, and are there regional economic forces that affect countries in the region? 4) What is the structure of higher education in the country (e.g., public institutions, private non-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions)? 5) What sociocultural, political, and institutional aspects of institutions? global initiatives.
OLPD 8022 - Education and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary educational institutions are characterized by rapid movements of people, knowledge, ideologies, and media, and are increasingly shaped by market-based reforms. Populism and stricter migration controls further prompt a rethinking of globalization and its effects on formal and non-formal education. This course enhances students' theoretical and contextual knowledge of globalization and demonstrates the advantages of a translocal view of educational processes and problems.
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This seminar explores theories, debates, discourses, and practices that have historically linked international development (or simply ?development?) and education (both formal?schooling?and non-formal education). We will consider this linkage from different disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary research that seeks to transcend these boundaries. We will examine the intertwined histories of colonialism, development, and education; efforts to promote national development through the expansion of schooling; the role of development institutions in shaping education policy and practice; and several current issues in the field of IED today. Throughout, we will consider different perspectives on how, and whether, education can foster better lives for people around the world.
OLPD 8102 - Dynamics of Intercultural Communication in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides participants with a background to the history, approaches, theories, and applications in the field of intercultural communication. The principal goal is for each participant to be able to better apply theory and research from intercultural communication to inform participant?s own research, to improve a current project or program, or to enhance the ability to make an impact in a variety of organizational contexts.
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Looking critically across/within countries/regions at structures intended to deliver work-/career-relatd education/training. prereq: 8141 or WHRE 8141
PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent