Graduate students are encouraged to explore elective coursework in areas outside of their program. Below we have listed some courses that are open to all graduate students, regardless of their program. Be sure to check Time Schedule for more information.
B EDUC 510 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3 cr)
Class meets Mondays – 5:45-8:15 p.m. Shank
Helps teachers meet the educational and linguistic needs of students with diverse needs or limited English language skills. Emphasizes instructional strategies consistent with a variety of approaches to curriculum adaptation and second-language learning. Examines strategies for classroom adaptation.
B EDUC 522 Education and The American Dream (3 cr)
Class meets Wednesdays – 5:45-8:15 p.m. Van Galen
Considers tensions inherent in the deep American belief that individuals can reach unlimited potential through success in school. Looks at ways in which the American educational system has been created within American beliefs in equal opportunity based on merit, yet remains an institution that sorts individuals for very unequal futures. Optional Service Learning for two additional credits.
B EDUC 541 Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Instruction, and the Structure of English (5 cr)
Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays – 1:15-3:15 p.m. Gourd
Focuses on theories in second language acquisition, bilingual education, and the structure of English. Topics include research, practice, and connections between language, literacy, cultural traditions, identity, and education in preparation for teaching ELLs in general education of classes specifically for ELLs.
IAS - Policy Studies & Cultural Studies
BPOLST 591/BCULST 591 Research Colloquium (1cr)
Class meets 10/6, 11/3, 12/1. First meeting only from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Other sessions meet from 4:00 - 5:30 pm; 10/6 Ethnography in a National Security Landscape, Shannon Cram; 11/3 Extending the Conversation on Socially Engaged Geographic Visualization: Representing Spatial Inequality in Buffalo, New York, Christian Anderson and Jin-Kyu Jung ; 12/1 Casual Inference Methods, Tate Twinam
BCULST 584A Topics in Media Culture: Media, Race, and Gender
Class meets Wednesdays - 5:45 - 10 pm, Harewood, course flyer (pdf)
BCULST 593A Topics in Cultural Studies: Writing the Americas
Class meets Mondays - 5:45 - 10 pm, Dowling, course flyer (pdf)
BCULST 593B Topics in Cultural Studies: Commercial Sex Work, Sexual Health, and Global Human Rights
Class meets Wednesdays - 5:45 - 10 pm, Lerum, course flyer (pdf)
BPOLST 583 Issues in Environmental Policy: Governmental Response to Global Climate Change
Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays - 12:30 - 1:50 pm, Dolšak, UW Seattle campus, course flyer (pdf)
BPOLST 594 Research Design
Class meets Wednesdays - 5:45 - 10 pm, Jacoby