International and Multicultural Education Courses

IME  603 - Applied Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the concepts, principles, theories and research in selected major areas of linguistic studies. Focus is on language structure and language use (including the structure of English) and first- and second-language development.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  605 - Multiculturalism in a Global World (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of issues concerning worldwide multiculturalism and globalization. The students will acquire knowledge of the theories and practices inherent in multicultural and globalization education; examine questions and issues surrounding multiculturalism and globalization and their significant impact upon educators, children, families, schooling and communities; explore diverse perspectives on ways in which education is shaped by globalization in multicultural environments. Critical views of both multiculturalism and globalization education will be explored with similarities and differences examined.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  606 - Urban Education (3)

This course explores how schools are impacted by the social, economic, and political landscapes of urban America. We will also examine how schools and the communities in which they are located, can respond to the issues and conditions that exist there. A particular focus of this course will be an ongoing examination of the ways in which racial inequality and the social isolation of the poor shape the character of urban public schools.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  610 - Sociology of Language (3)

Examination of some of the complex interrelationships between language and society including co-variation of linguistic and social phenomena; societal views of language varieties and language variation; stability and change in language functions; bilingualism and diglossia; and language maintenance and language shift.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  616 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3)

This course explores both social movement theory as well as social movements in action. Students look at movements in terms of large-scale, dramatic events, while also paying close attention to the social infrastructure and actions of ordinary people that sustains movements on a daily basis: Focus on Social movements and human rights both in the United States and across the globe.

IME  618 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3)

This course is designed to provide educators with the legal and political foundations underlying international human rights, with the objective of promoting awareness of these rights in order to educate others.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  630 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Practice (3)

Examination of theory and methods of instruction for English language development and theory and methods of specifically designed academic instruction delivered in English. Language and content area assessment are also covered.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  632 - Structure of American English (3)

An increased awareness of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of contemporary American English through observation of the structure of language. Traditional and structural and generative transformational grammar, phonology, usage, and dialect are major topics.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  638 - TESOL MA Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Catholic Educational Leadership which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

IME  639 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)

Examination of culture; its nature and manifestations, and the changing demographics and cultural diversity that make up California. Attention is given to aspects of culture that teachers should learn about their students, ways to learn about their students' cultures, and ways teachers can use cultural knowledge, cultural contact, and cultural diversity in California, and the U.S.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  640 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)

This course examines issues around international immigration, migration, and forced displacement. We will study the topic of immigration within a human rights framework to better understand the rights and protection of immigrants, refugees and exiles in home country, host country and across borders.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  647 - Technology and Diverse Learners (3)

This course focuses on the use of computer technology for diverse learners in the United States. Students will explore issues surrounding the use of computers to enhance learning for all students. Through critical reading, the use of software, and hands-on activities, students will study the relationship between technology and equity, the way technology is changing culture, gender equity, inclusion, and educational computing as a social practice. The class is both theoretical and practical. Students are required to have access to the Internet outside of class time. Knowledge of basic computer software is recommended but not required.

IME  649 - IME M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in International and Multicultural Education which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

IME  668 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)

Examination of several approaches to discourse analysis and pragmatics with application to the teaching of language arts, foreign languages and ESL. Emphasis mainly on oral communication with some work in approaches to teaching writing.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  698 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  703 - Applied Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the concepts, principles, theories and research in selected major areas of linguistic studies. Focus is on language structure and language use (including the structure of English) and first- and second-language development.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  705 - Multiculturalism in a Global World (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of issues concerning worldwide multiculturalism and globalization. The students will acquire knowledge of the theories and practices inherent in multicultural and globalization education; examine questions and issues surrounding multiculturalism and globalization and their significant impact upon educators, children, families, schooling and communities; explore diverse perspectives on ways in which education is shaped by globalization in multicultural environments. Critical views of both multiculturalism and globalization education will be explored with similarities and differences examined.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  706 - Urban Education (3)

This course explores how schools are impacted by the social, economic, and political landscapes of urban America. We will also examine how schools and the communities in which they are located, can respond to the issues and conditions that exist there. A particular focus of this course will be an ongoing examination of the ways in which racial inequality and the social isolation of the poor shape the character of urban public schools.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

The essentials of developing a model proposal for the research project leading to a dissertation. Specific components of a good proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  710 - Sociology of Language (3)

Examination of some of the complex interrelationships between language and society including co-variation of linguistic and social phenomena; societal views of language varieties and language variation; stability and change in language functions; bilingualism and diglossia; and language maintenance and language shift.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  716 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3)

This course explores both social movement theory as well as social movements in action. Students look at movements in terms of large-scale, dramatic events, while also paying close attention to the social infrastructure and actions of ordinary people that sustains movements on a daily basis: Focus on Social movements and human rights both in the United States and across the globe.

IME  718 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3)

This course is designed to provide educators with the legal and political foundations underlying international human rights, with the objective of promoting awareness of these rights in order to educate others.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Continuation of proposal development. Specific components of a proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  739 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)

Examination of culture; its nature and manifestations, and the changing demographics and the cultural diversity that make up California. Attention is given to aspects of culture that teachers should learn about their students, ways to learn about their students' cultures, and ways teachers can use cultural knowledge, cultural contact, and cultural diversity in California, and the U.S.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  740 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)

This course examines issues around international immigration, migration, and forced displacement. We will study the topic of immigration within a human rights framework to better understand the rights and protection of immigrants, refugees and exiles in home country, host country and across borders.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  768 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)

Examination of several approaches to discourse analysis and pragmatics with application to the teaching of language arts, foreign languages and ESL. Emphasis mainly on oral
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with the dissertation committee.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation committee. Advancement to candidacy required.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  798 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.
College restricted to School of Education.