NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

EDUC 1210    Introduction to Education     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will familiarize students will the historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education. The course will be of particular interest to those students who are exploring teaching as a career or to those who currently work in classroom settings. The class is designed to provide glimpses into a variety of aspects of teaching, to promote discussion, and to encourage self-exploration. The major course topics will guide students in exploring the influences of history and society on teaching, learning, and schooling and how these influences impact what is done in classrooms today. As part of the course requirement, this course requires at least 10 hours of experience (e.g., service learning hours, volunteer hours, etc.) in the K-12 setting outside of class meeting time.



EDUC 1280    Diversity in Education     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to help current and future educators acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become effective practitioners in culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse classrooms and schools. Students will examine current and emerging research, concepts, and debates about the education of students from both genders and from different cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups. As part of the course requirement, this course requires at least 10 hours of experience (e.g., service learning hours, volunteer hours, etc.) in the K-12 setting outside of class meeting time.



EDUC 1350    Language and Learning     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course focuses on the literacy needs and development of today's children. The course provides background on how literacy develops and places emphasis on the stages of literacy development. It presents both the theories and strategies that are needed in order to fully understand emerging readers and writers and how learners can be empowered in today's classrooms to function competently as literate adults in the twenty-first century. As part of the course requirement, this course requires at least 10 hours of experience (e.g., service learning hours, volunteer hours, etc.) in the K-12 setting outside of class meeting time.