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Susan B. Nolen
EDPSY 582
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Development and Socialization

Advanced seminar on selected topics concerned with human development and socialization processes. Emphasis placed upon empirical research and its theoretical underpinnings in such areas as cognitive development, moral development and education, self-concept development, and related concerns. Prerequisite: graduate standing in College of Education or instructor permission.

Class description

This year the advanced seminar will look into issues of culture and motivation. We will consider culture broadly, including both macro and micro views, including potentially issues of ethnicity, race, disability, nationality as well as the culture of a classroom or organization. The specific issues we discuss will be determined by the seminar members.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar: readings and discussion, shared responsibility for leading discussion.

Recommended preparation

This seminar is for those who have a background in either cultural studies or motivation, or both. Background in sociocognitive or sociocultural views of learning or motivation, identity theories or discourse theories is helpful.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Susan B. Nolen
Date: 02/20/2009