EDUC - Education

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

EDUC 300.  Industry for Prior Learning I   (6-12).

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in workforce leadership and applied learning degree may receive up to 36 upper division WSU credit hours for coursework completed at another accredited institution that is specific to an industry or vocation. These credits hours serve as concentration hours for the degree.

EDUC 301.  Industry for Prior Learning II   (6-12).

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in workforce leadership and applied learning degree may receive up to 36 upper division WSU credit hours for coursework completed at another accredited institution that is specific to an industry or vocation. These credits hours serve as concentration hours for the degree.

EDUC 302.  Industry for Prior Learning III   (6-12).

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in workforce leadership and applied learning degree may receive up to 36 upper division WSU credit hours for coursework completed at another accredited institution that is specific to an industry or vocation. These credits hours serve as concentration hours for the degree.

EDUC 305.  Emergency and Public Service Industry for Prior Learning I   (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 310.  Principles of Leadership   (3).

Introduces leadership theory and practice and examines the current ideas on leadership, provides practice for developing leadership skills, and offers personal experiences for self-reflection. No previous exposure to leadership principles, ideas, models or concepts is required.

EDUC 325.  Social Justice in the Workplace   (1).

Examines the broad concept of social justice through the exploration of different social and professional working environments. Considers strategies for change, leadership and equity within a variety of contemporary organizational settings, situations and industries.

EDUC 400.  Applied Studies Practicum   (3).

Integrates coursework in the BAS-Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning program with planned and supervised professional experiences for a total of at least 160 hours. Prerequisite: program admission and advisor consent.

EDUC 405.  Service Learning & Community Engagement   (3).

Examines the process, importance and outcomes associated with service learning and civic responsibility. Students learn how to address, formulate and structure partnerships with community agencies. Addresses topics such as basic communication and relationship skills, and the study of and exposure to underserved and underrepresented populations. Introduces skills and issues relevant to a variety of disciplines and industries.

EDUC 410.  Emergency and Public Service Industry for Prior Learning II   (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 421.  Organizational Design and Engagement I   (3).

Directed research under the supervision of an instructor. Specifically, the student selects, plans and completes a research-based project, which involves identifying an area and need for organizational redesign, such as workflow, procedures and training systems, and developing a proposed redesign.

EDUC 422.  Organizational Design and Engagement II   (3).

Continuing research under the supervision of an instructor. Specifically, the student selects, plans and completes a research-based project unique to this course. Involves identifying an area and need for organizational redesign, such as workflow, procedures and training systems, and developing a proposed redesign.

EDUC 435.  Developing Innovative Mindsets   (3).

Focuses on understanding and expanding an innovative learning community within an organization. Students not only learn how to embrace change and innovation, but also how to measure progress. Empowering organizational personnel is a key element within this course, which emphasizes application and the mindset of innovation.

EDUC 440.  Interviewing Principles and Techniques   (3).

Examines the basic principles and techniques of interviewing and their application in informational, employment and organizational contexts. Applied course designed to develop basic relationship-building, interviewing, reporting, problem-solving and decision-making skills with diverse clients, co-workers, or other groups. Focuses on fundamentals and techniques that cut across multiple interviewing situations and prepare students for current real-world applications.

EDUC 450.  Applied Studies Internship   (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 400 hours of applied learning. Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: program admission and advisor's consent.

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.