EDUC - Education

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.) Courses numbered 800 to 999 = graduate.

EDUC 500.  Dimensions of Wellness   (3).

Students holistically examine meanings of wellness, including relevant biological, psychological and social concepts. As a result, students gain an understanding of how to identify, program and promote individual, organizational and community wellness initiatives.

EDUC 505.  Emergency and Public Service Industry for Prior Learning III   (6-12).

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in workforce leadership and applied learning, emergency and public service leadership degree may receive up to 36 upper division WSU credit hours by utilizing industry specific courses from their community college or technical school coursework, and/or industry specific experience and/or training. These credits hours serve as concentration hours for the degree.

EDUC 520.  Principles of Learning Environments   (3).

Focuses on human growth and development, and learning theory with special attention paid to motivation, learning environment management, human behavior, principles of cognition, and their implications for workforce trainers. Examines the biological and societal influence on these factors, emphasizing the application of these principles to a variety of workforce environments.

EDUC 540.  Leading for Creativity   (3).

Focuses on the practical application of creative ideas and how they are related to organizational results. Specifically, students learn strategies for promoting, capturing and harnessing creativity for measurable results.

EDUC 550.  Applied Studies Apprenticeship I   (3-6).

Provides the student an applied learning experience, which integrates theory with a planned and supervised professional experience in the BAS-Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning program. Student must document at least 480 hours of applied learning. Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: program admission and advisor's consent.

EDUC 600.  Applied Studies Apprenticeship II   (3-6).

Applied learning experience, with both a planned and supervised professional experience and documented learning outcomes in the BAS-Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning program. Student must document at least 640 hours of applied learning. Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: program admission and advisor's consent.

EDUC 602.  Human-Centered Service and Design   (3).

Focuses on how to humanize the design-thinking process concentrating on empathy for end users. Students learn how to anticipate product impact and the importance of understanding not only how to observe user behavior, but also to incorporate that information in future products or services. Students synthesize a variety of theoretical concepts focusing on organizational or workplace applications.

EDUC 610.  Collaboration & Leadership   (3).

Helps students identify team needs, set expectations for collective and individual development, and continuously improve their leadership skills. Students learn tools, such as servant leadership, which will add value to the roles and behaviors of their team members, and define their team's purpose. Students learn how to identify their own leadership style and the importance of culture, values and ethical decision-making within an organizational environment.

EDUC 618.  Education and Workplace Training   (3).

Helps students understand the fundamental issues associated with learning, transfer of information, how to understand the learner, and how to design organizational interventions with a special focus on employee development. Students are exposed to current issues and best practices associated with workplace training and professional growth and development.

EDUC 625.  Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace   (3).

Shows students the importance of effective interpersonal communication in today’s modern workplace. Students learn how to recognize various communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet the needs of co-workers, bosses and customers. In addition, students improve their understanding of nonverbal communication and individual influences on communication skills. Finally, students learn techniques for dealing with negative situations, handling difficult individuals, presentations and meeting techniques.

EDUC 751.  Special Studies   (0.5-3).

Professional development course. EDUC 751 is an umbrella course created to explore a variety of subtopics differentiated by letter (e.g., 751A, 751B, etc.). Students should enroll in the lettered courses with specific topics in the titles rather than in this root course.