International and Multicultural Education Courses

IME  602 - Linguistic Rights and Bilingual Education (3)

Discussion of completed and ongoing research in bilingualism and bilingual education; educational implications of their findings, and other needed areas of research.

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.

IME  604 - Global Perspectives on Education and Decolonization (3)

Introduction to sociology and social history of education and approaches to solutions for educational problems. Course focus will vary with concentration in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

IME  605 - Re-conceptualizing Multicultural Education (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.

IME  606 - Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling (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.

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.

IME  611 - Language and Culture (3)

Examination of the relationship between language and culture from a cross-cultural perspective. Focus on aspects of culture reflected in language and language use.

IME  612 - Critical Race Theory and Praxis (3)

Critical examination of concepts of ethnicity beginning with the origin and development of notions of assimilation through melting pot notions to concepts of a pluralistic society. The roles that ethnicity and cultural identity play in education in particular, and society in general, will be explored. Basic definitions of Culture, Ethnicity and Identity will be developed.

IME  613 - Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competency (3)

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the content knowledge, skills and understanding of life situations in which intercultural communication, cultural competency and emotional intelligence are relevant in appropriate human learning situations. The course is an intensive, introductory course that focuses on the workings of the brain as related to social-emotional learning and its applications to education, individual well being and performance, personal growth and life skills in schools and organizations with access to diverse populations.

IME  614 - Multicultural Perspectives in Education (3)

Perspectives on multicultural education as an interdisciplinary process for educational reform in the American schools today; impact of diversity, including race, culture, ethnicity, gender and exceptionality, featuring major culture groups, including Asian, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic, as well as mainstream American groups; implication for education.

IME  615 - Education for Inclusion (3)

Exploration of Paulo Freire's philosophy of education and the educational history and needs of oppressed populations in the U.S. and other nations.

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  617 - Tools for Human Rights Practice (3)

The course will present professional practices in the international field of human rights leading to improvements in people's lives. This course will be taught by a human rights practitioner and will address recent political developments in the global application of human rights and expose students to strategic tools - or "levers of effectiveness" - used to promote the realization of human rights standards. The course will also present the work of key international and local non-governmental organizations in promoting the capacities of rights holder to claim and enjoy their rights and in persuading duty bearers to fulfill their human rights obligations.

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.

IME  619 - Gender and Globalization (3)

This course explores current issues and debates on the gendered effects of globalization and women's political responses to it. The course will seek to understand women's struggles and triumphs in the new global order through a careful analysis of women's human rights.

IME  620 - Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis (3)

Human Rights Education is dedicated to promoting the human rights principles set forth in the Universal declaration of Human Rights. The course aims to facilitate the teaching of human rights in both formal and informal settings through modeling best practices via visual and performing arts, interactive curriculum, and community activism.

IME  621 - Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Current Debates (3)

This course covers the emergence of Human Rights Education as a global movement to address persistent social and educational inequalities. By examining HRE through a historical trajectory, the course engages with current debates on HRE and its contribution to discourse on social justice and education.

IME  624 - African American Educational History in the United States (3)

Course provides factual, functional information regarding the educational history of African-ancestry Americans in the contiguous United States. Prior African educational history will be discussed to provide a framework for the consideration of the educational status of Black Americans today. African education in the diaspora, specifically the American Diaspora. Contemporary scholars perspectives on African American educational history and the conditions extant will be explored.

IME  625 - Contemporary International Issues (3)

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of current world events to help students situate themselves within global trends and histories. Course includes critical pedagogical methods to help students develop ideas on how to promote international awareness in their own classrooms.

IME  627 - Pan-African Language and Culture (3)

Educational equity demands that there be a systematic effort to provide an understanding of the linguistic, cultural and communication history of African descent Americans. This course seeks to provide some first steps toward that understanding.

IME  628 - Women of Color in Higher Education (3)

An introduction to the little known history of women of color in higher education. In order to develop a basis for understanding how the current situation in higher education impacts upon the planning and participation of women of color in higher education, a brief excursion into the history of all women in education in the United States will be provided, followed by a review of the literature extant regarding the roles of women of African American, Asian American, Hispanic-Latin American and Native American Indian ancestry in education as learners, teachers, administrators and scholars.

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.

IME  631 - Research in First and Second Language Acquisition (3)

Examination of the current theories, research and other developments in the areas of first and second language acquisition. Emphasis on what is known about these processes and the conditions that affect them; major research issues and methods for examining them; and implications of such research for educational practice.

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.

IME  633 - Preparation and Evaluation of TESOL Materials (3)

Discussion of the various commercial materials available to the ESL teacher: books, tapes, machines, kits, etc. Focus on evaluation of these and teacher-prepared materials.

IME  634 - Assessment and Testing of Second Language Proficiency (3)

The nature of second language testing, how to evaluate commercial tests, and how to develop tests and/or test items.

IME  635 - Latinos and Education (3)

This course will focus on a critical analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural factors that come together to create the K-16 educational experience of Latinos in the United States. The course will also situate the U.S. Latino experience within an international context.

IME  636 - Human Rights and Media (3)

This course enables students to understand the role of media in shaping our understanding of local and global contexts and realities. It seeks to offer students the tools necessary to develop critical media literacy--the ability to analyze mainstream media and any inherent biases with the intention of developing alternatives that make information sharing a more authentic and humanizing project.

IME  637 - Critical Pedagogy (3)

Analysis of the tenets of critical pedagogy and its implications for transforming schools into a societal space where the ideals of democracy and a socially just society can be formulated and practiced.
• Restricted to Graduate level

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.

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.

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  648 - The Young Adult Novel: A Multicultural View of Society (3)

Introduction and analysis of a body of literature deemed appropriate for adolescent readers, focusing on its development, significant writers in the field, and viewing the many voices and views of societies presented. Focus on genre, strategies, current issues, and censorship.

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  650 - Asian American History and Education (3)

Study of the historical background and the early immigrant experience in the U.S.; their culture-traditional and contemporary; the socio-economic, political, educational and legal development of major Asian immigrant groups, including their contributions to American society; changes and adaptations made; and contemporary issues. Covers Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian and the Vietnamese refugees.
• Restricted to Graduate level

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.

IME  675 - Asian Educational Systems: Implications for Schooling in the United States (3)

This courses compares the educational systems of major Asian countries, with that of the U.S., including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, and Vietnam. It also compares the schooling experiences of the students from these countries including teaching-learning styles, the curriculum, physical environment and classroom atmosphere, teacher-student relationships, among others, and school-related cultural orientations. Educational implications of these for American teachers of immigrant and international students, at different instructional levels, will be drawn.

IME  676 - Teaching and Learning Through the Arts (3)

An interactive, experiential course designed to demonstrate the incorporation of the arts in second language students' content area studies and communication skills development. Instructor will determine which of the arts to feature: drama, performing arts, music, fine arts, poetry or literature.

IME  677 - Reading the Multicultural Picture Book: A Study of Art, Story, and Voice (3)

This course examines the practice of reading storybooks as works of art, stories, and the voices of author(s), illustrator(s), and readers. Grounded in the fields of aesthetics, literary theory, art appreciation, the course challenges educators to consider how the picture book is a unique literary form that promotes diversity and social justice.

IME  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

IME  698 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.

IME  702 - Linguistic Rights and Bilingual Education (3)

Discussion of completed and ongoing research in bilingualism and bilingual education; educational implications of their findings, and other needed areas of research.

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.

IME  704 - Global Perspectives on Education and Decolonization (3)

Introduction to sociology and social history of education and approaches to solutions for educational problems. Course focus will vary with concentration in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

IME  705 - Re-conceptualizing Multicultural Education (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.

IME  706 - Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling (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.

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.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

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.

IME  711 - Language and Culture (3)

Examination of the relationship between language and culture from a cross-cultural perspective. Focus on aspects of culture reflected in language and language use.

IME  712 - Critical Race Theory and Praxis (3)

Critical examination of concepts of ethnicity beginning with the origin and development of notions of assimilation through melting pot notions to concepts of a pluralistic society. The roles that ethnicity and cultural identity play in education in particular, and society in general, will be explored. Basic definitions of Culture, Ethnicity and Identity will be developed.

IME  713 - Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competency (3)

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the content knowledge, skills and understandings of life situations in which intercultural communication, cultural competency and emotional intelligence are relevant in appropriate human learning situations. The course is an intensive, introductory course that focuses on the workings of the brain as related to social-emotional learning and its applications to education, individual well being and performance, personal growth and life skills in schools and organizations with access to diverse populations.

IME  714 - Multicultural Perspectives in Education (3)

Perspectives on multicultural education as an interdisciplinary process for educational reform in the American schools today; impact of diversity, including race, culture, ethnicity, gender and exceptionality, featuring major culture groups, including Asian, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic, as well as mainstream American groups; implication for education.

IME  715 - Education for Inclusion (3)

Exploration of Paulo Freire's philosophy of education and the educational history and needs of oppressed populations in the U.S. and other nations.

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  717 - Tools for Human Rights Practice (3)

The course will present professional practices in the international field of human rights leading to improvements in people's lives. This course will be taught by a human rights practitioner and will address recent political developments in the global application of human rights and expose students to strategic tools - or "levers of effectiveness" - used to promote the realization of human rights standards. The course will also present the work of key international and local non-governmental organizations in promoting the capacities of rights holder to claim and enjoy their rights and in persuading duty bearers to fulfill their human rights obligations.

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.

IME  719 - Gender and Globalization (3)

This course explores current issues and debates on the gendered effects of globalization and women's political responses to it. The course will seek to understand women's struggles and triumphs in the new global order through a careful analysis of women's human rights.

IME  720 - Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis (3)

Human Rights Education is dedicated to promoting the human rights principles set forth in the Universal declaration of Human Rights. The course aims to facilitate the teaching of human rights in both formal and informal settings through modeling best practices via visual and performing arts, interactive curriculum, and community activism.

IME  721 - Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Current Debates (3)

This course covers the emergence of Human Rights Education as a global movement to address persistent social and educational inequalities. By examining HRE through a historical trajectory, the course engages with current debates on HRE and its contribution to discourse on social justice and education.

IME  724 - African-American Educational History in the United States (3)

Course provides factual, functional information regarding the educational history of African-ancestry Americans in the contiguous United States. Prior African educational history will be discussed to provide a framework for the consideration of the educational status of Black Americans today. African education in the diaspora, specifically the American Diaspora. Contemporary scholars perspectives on African American educational history and the conditions extant will be explored.

IME  725 - Contemporary International Issues (3)

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of current world events to help students situate themselves within global trends and histories. Course includes critical pedagogical methods to help students develop ideas on how to promote international awareness in their own classrooms.

IME  727 - Pan-African Language and Culture (3)

Educational equity demands that there be a systematic effort to provide an understanding of the linguistic, cultural and communication history of African descent Americans. This course seeks to provide some first steps toward that understanding.

IME  728 - Women of Color in Higher Education (3)

An introduction to the little known history of women of color in higher education. In order to develop a basis for understanding how the current situation in higher education impacts upon the planning and participation of women of color in higher education, a brief excursion into the history of all women in education in the United States will be provided, followed by a review of the literature extant regarding the roles of women of African American, Asian American, Hispanic-Latin American and Native American Indian ancestry in education as learners, teachers, administrators and scholars.

IME  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Continuation of proposal development. Specific components of a proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

IME  731 - Research in First and Second Language Acquisition (3)

Examination of the current theories, research and other developments in the areas of first and second language acquisition. Emphasis on what is known about these processes and the conditions that affect them; research issues and methods for examining them; and implications of such research for educational practice.

IME  734 - Assessment and Testing of Second Language Proficiency (3)

The nature of second language testing, how to evaluate commercial tests, and how to develop tests and/or test items.

IME  735 - Latinos and Education (3)

This course will focus on a critical analysis of the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that come together to create the K-16 educational experience of Latinos in the United States. The course will also situate the U.S. Latino experience within an international context.

IME  736 - Human Rights and Media (3)

This course enables students to understand the role of media in shaping our understanding of local and global contexts and realities. It seeks to offer students the tools necessary to develop critical media literacy--the ability to analyze mainstream media and any inherent biases with the intention of developing alternatives that make information sharing a more authentic and humanizing project.

IME  737 - Critical Pedagogy (3)

This course will analyze the tenets of critical pedagogy and its implications for transforming schools into a societal space where the ideals of democracy and a socially just society can be formulated and practiced.

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.

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.

IME  747 - Tech 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  748 - The Young Adult Novel: A Multicultural View of Society (3)

Introduction and analysis of a body of literature deemed appropriate for adolescent readers, focusing on its development, significant writers in the field, and viewing the many voices and views of societies presented. Focus on genre, strategies, current issues, and censorship.

IME  750 - Asian American History and Education (3)

Study of the historical background and the early immigrant experience in the U.S.; their culture-traditional and contemporary; the socio-economic, political, educational and legal development of major Asian immigrant groups, including their contributions to American society; changes and adaptations made; and contemporary issues. Covers Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian and the Vietnamese refugees.

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 communication with some work in approaches to teaching writing.

IME  775 - Asian Educational Systems: Implications for Schooling in the United States (3)

This courses compares the educational systems of major Asian countries, with that of the U.S., including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, and Vietnam. It also compares the schooling experiences of the students from these countries including teaching-learning styles, the curriculum, physical environment and classroom atmosphere, teacher-student relationships, among others, and school-related cultural orientations. Educational implications of these for American teachers of immigrant and international students, at different instructional levels, will be drawn.

IME  776 - Teaching and Learning Through the Arts (3)

An interactive, experiential course designed to demonstrate the incorporation of the arts in second language students' content area studies and communication skills development. Instructor will determine which of the arts to feature: drama, performing arts, music, fine arts, poetry or literature.

IME  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with the dissertation committee.

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.

IME  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

IME  798 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.