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Leslie R. Herrenkohl
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

Students will learn how intra- and inter-personal differences can be coordinated in urban schools. Our analysis of existing research will begin with the child's sense ofself and extend to their understanding of family, peers, school, and society.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course will rely heavily on discussion of existing research. Students will participate in constructing a general framework for organizing research that is both theoretically and practically useful.

Recommended preparation

Students should be familiar with the services offered by the UW library, have time to read and digest research outside of class & find ways to contributed to the class project.

Class assignments and grading

Students will write papers in which they reflect on the lessons they can learn from existing research.

Credit/no credit decisions will be made on the degree to which students are able to integrate some of the themes of the course into a useful product.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jon Organ
Date: 06/10/2004