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Graduate Courses Summer 2014

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EDUC 280, Section 1-CRN 10027: Dilemmas of Difference About Race, Class, Language, Gender, and Culture in Schools

Instructor: Tomás Galguera
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 pm–8:40 pm
Location: ED 101
Course Description: Through an historical analysis of education policy and accounts of schools and education in popular media, students will examine enduring issues commonly associated with diversity in education. Relying on Martha Minow's “dilemma of difference” framework, students will engage in a critical analysis of national, state, and local school policies targeting race, class, language, and culture as categories of difference. In addition, students will study depictions and narratives involving one or more of these categories to uncover prevailing views of the role of schools in a diverse American society. Students will select one or more of these categories as their focus and collect materials from academic and popular sources on a blog or similar online space they will build over the duration of the course.

EDUC 280, Section 2-CRN 10028: Child Life: Children and Families in Health Care Environments

Instructor: Betty Lin
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Course Description: This course considers special problems arising through hospitalization of children from infancy through adolescence. It focuses on psychological and social issues associated with illness and the impact that medical trauma may have on life experiences in childhood. Developmental perspective used in this course has applicability for understanding children's responses to other critical experiences.

The course is designed to meet the child life course requirement, as mandated by the National Child Life Council. A certified child life specialist teaches this course and diligently covers the six applied areas identified by the Child Life Council: child life documents; scope of child life practice in direct and non-direct services; impact of illness, injury, and health care on patients and families; family-centered care; therapeutic play; and preparation. At the completion of this course, a Child Life Course Document will be issued to those who wish to enter the child life field.

EDUC 280, Section e-CRN 10031: Research Seminar in Child Development: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Instructor: Priya Shimpi
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm–8:40 pm
Location: ED 106
Course Description: This seminar and workshop-based course would be open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will read, view, and discuss cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in early childhoodeducation, developmental psychology, human development, and cultural anthropology. Students will learn to critically evaluate research onchildren's learning and development. In addition, students will have the opportunity to actively engage in a mentored research project, by receiving support for thesis projects, or by participating in ongoing developmental studies. Students will receive human subjects training. By the end of the course, students will gain key skills in observation, interviewing, experimentation, and survey design. The format will include discussions, student presentations, and guest lectures, using a multi-media format.

EDUC 240/440-CRN 10032/CRN 10033: Hip Hop Pedagogy

Instructor: Nolan Jones
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm–8:40 pm
Location: ED 101
Course Description: The course will draw connections between popular culture and "liberal learning," examining how hip-hop is related to the community while illustrating the principles of liberatory pedagogy. The course will examine theoretical and applied work that emphasizes education, hip-hop, and social capital.

EDUC 418A/418B-CRN 10034/CRN 10035: Administrative Field Experience

Instructor: Megan Mellone
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm–8:40 pm
Location: ED 207
Course Description: This course examines contemporary challenges for independent school leaders and utilizes the talents of prominent leaders in the field to share their expertise. The course focuses on practical applications of education research and theory with special emphasis on the implications for practice in independent schools. Various elements of independent school leadership will be presented such as fund development, budgeting, marketing, and public relations.

EDUC 425-CRN 10036: Introduction to Research Design

Instructor: Susan Christopher
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 pm–8:40 pm
Location: ED 106
Course Description: The course explores the challenges facing those working to design, implement, and evaluate educational policies and programs. Students will deepen their sense of the practical challenges of the policy process and their sense of the roles scholars have and can play in relation to these issues. Attention will also be paid to oral presentations of ideas and facilitation of classroom discussion.

ENG 280-CRN 10006-ST: Americans in Paris

Instructor: Tarah Demant
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm–4:10 pm
Location: MH 132
Course Description: Jazz, booze, art, and literature: Paris in the 1920s was a dizzying array of literary and artistic creativity, much of it generated by American artists and expatriates living and playing in the City of Light. This summer's course, Americans in Paris, will explore the diversity of American literature and art produced in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, including American literary modernism and the "Lost Generation," jazz music and dance, avant-garde African-American art, and the growing film industry. Our class will read a number of literary texts, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Earnest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Djuna Barnes, and Henry Miller. Alongside our reading, we will listen to American composers like Cole Porter, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin who found inspiration in Paris, and, through music and film, we will explore the "Paris Jazz Age" and the impact of such American entertainers as Ada "Bricktop" Smith and Josephine Baker. We will also explore the visual art of the 1920s by American artists and by those, like Picasso and Matisse, who inspired a generation of Americans in Paris—including a potential museum trip to the Matisse collection in San Francisco to see the paintings in person. Join us as we relive la vie en rose!

ENG 280-CRN 10008-ST: Queer and Trans Writers

Instructor: Ajuan Mance
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
Location: GSB 109
Course Description: In this course, we will read a diverse sampling of contemporary queer and trans writers based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will combine close reading and analysis with cultural studies and queer and trans theory-based approaches as we explore a range of contemporary poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels that reflect the breadth of genders, sexualities, races, and ethnicities represented by today's queer- and trans-identified Bay Area authors.

Our focus on Bay Area writers will enable us to explore the relationship of queer and trans literature of the region to the community that inspires their work. To that end, we will attend literary events at the National Queer Arts Festival and the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. In addition we will invite local authors to visit our class and we will attend local author readings and presentations.

MGMT 215-CRN 10010: Managerial Accounting

Instructor: Mark Bichsel
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Location: GSB 109
Course Description: This course describes and analyzes the tools available for measurement, control, and planning of business firms. Emphasis will be on the accounting of costs in business.

MGMT 216-CRN 10012: Corporate Finance I

Instructor: Martha Sellers
Class meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Location: GSB 117
Course Description: An introduction to the concepts and tools of corporate finance, and a discussion of the practical realities of financial decisions. Topics, among others, include present value and the internal rate of return, portfolio theory, debt-versus-equity financing, and the efficiency of capital markets.

MGMT 280, Section 1-CRN 10013-ST: Gender and Leadership

Instructor: Stacy Blake-Beard
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Course Description: This leadership course focuses on how specific dimensions of identity -- gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation—shape women's leadership opportunities, roles, expectations, and assessment of performance. Dr. Blake-Beard is a nationally recognized expert on mentorship with particular emphasis on the role of gender, race, and ethnicity in shaping mentoring opportunities and relationships.

MGMT 280, Section 2-CRN 10014-ST: International Business Consulting

Instructor: Darcelle Lahr
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Location: GSB 110
Course Description: This course will actively engage students in real-world business challenges and issues within a global business framework. Students will work directly with U.S. organizations with international operations and with international organizations seeking entry into U.S. markets, providing analyses, recommendations, strategies, and assessments critical to the firms' growth and viability. Students will gain a richer global perspective, develop skills in communication across social, cultural and transnational boundaries, and apply sound leadership and decision-making principles in a global environment.

MGMT 288, CRN 10039: Management Practicum

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Course Description: A faculty-supervised field practicum, which provides experience directly related to a student's career goals and academic program, may be taken for credit. The Bay Area offers numerous opportunities for such a hands-on type of learning experience.


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