- 3263 Sports and Higher Education (4 credits)
- This course provides an overview of the general history of college and university
sports, athletics, intramurals, intramurals, and wellness programs as a broad introduction
to this area; additional emphases center on issues related to intercollegiate sports
(e.g., athletic department positions, student-athlete support systems, ethical considerations,
legal issues, politics and policies pertaining to institutional and NCAA norms/regulations,
and current and future issues in collegiate athletics. Prerequisite: must be junior-
or senior-level student.
- 3264 Psychosocial Dimens of Sport (4 credits)
- 3991 Independent Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 3992 Directed Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 4210 Social/Politcl Context High Ed (3 credits)
- This course examines the social and political context of U.S. education and provides
an analysis of schooling, cultural politics, and global influences that inform current
practices and structures of the higher education system. Central to this courseis
the development of a critical understanding of topics related to meritocracy, stratification,
diversity, and decentralization in higher education. Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in
higher education or permission of instructor.
- 4211 Current Issues in Higher Ed (3 credits)
- A study of contemporary higher education as a specialized field of inquiry and as
a professional area in which to work. Explores institutional missions as well as entities
such as administration, faculty, curriculum, and student, in relationship to current
- 4212 Public Policy in Higher Educ (3 credits)
- Overview of federal and state public policy, current issues, research methods. Introductory
seminar to public policy sequence. Recommended prerequisite: HED 4210, 4211.
- 4213 Leadership and Supervision (3 credits)
- General leadership theory and its implications for higher education; specific focus
on leadership skills, such as conflict resolution, problem solving, use of teams and
- 4214 History American Higher Ed (3 credits)
- Development of North American higher education from colonial times to the present,
focusing on important educators and institutions. Primarily for doctoral students.
- 4215 Curriculum Dev in Higher Ed (3 credits)
- The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding
of curriculum design, development, and change in higher education.
- 4216 HED Research Processes (3 to 5 credits)
- Enables students to explore current research and theories associated with their scholarly
interests and resources for doing research, and to address problems in conducting
original inquiry and investigations in postsecondary education. Attention is directed
to the investigation of a research problem of each student's interest. Prerequisite:
Successful completion of 10 credit hours of research courses or permission of instructor.
- 4217 Student Affairs Administration (3 credits)
- A review of student services, emphasis on programmatic content and relationship to
student development; organization of student service programs and national trends.
To further describe the historical development of student affairs work including significant
persons and activities and to begin the development of students' own professional
identities as a reflective practitioner and to understand the responsibilities for
integrating assistantships/internships/work experiences to theory and new knowledge.
- 4220 Org & Governance of Higher Ed (3 credits)
- Study of theoretical perspectives and empirical research drawn from the social sciences
related to higher education organizations and governance with an emphasis on application
of theory and practice.
- 4221 Financing Higher Education (3 credits)
- Financing public and private institutions of higher learning; sources of income, budgeting
procedures, funding and control, use of simulated exercises to illustrate principles.
Recommended prerequisites: HED 4210, 4211 and 4214.
- 4222 Higher Education and Law (3 credits)
- Review of a broad range of administrative problems with legal dimensions; process
for analyzing case law on issues of access, student rights, employment, collective
bargaining, church-state relations, private sector and liability.
- 4223 Inst Research & Enroll Mgmt (3 credits)
- Explores the important area of institutional research (IR) in a postsecondary setting.
Issues relating to how an IR office functions and typical responsibilities of the
professionals who staff these offices will be explored. Enrollment management concepts
and themes will be highlighted along with data collection and reporting aspects of
the college admissions and retention processes. Prerequisites: HED 4213, 4217 and
4260 for master's students. HED 4213, 4220 for doctoral students.
- 4226 The Community College (3 credits)
- General issues related to community college, such as history, mission, characteristics,
students, curricula, teaching and student services.
- 4229 Student Personnl Helpng Skills (3 credits)
- This class will introduce students to basic interpersonal helping skills required
in Higher Education settings, including relationship building, listening, giving feedback,
problem-solving, and resolving conflicts. Students will become familiar with crisis
intervention models and techniques; signs and symptoms of distress and mental illness;
strategies for making appropriate referrals to mental health providers; and considerations
about self and other when engaged in helping relationships, particularly those with
cultural differences. Central to the course will be discussion of the appropriate
role Higher Education professionals have in helping students while recognizing their
- 4230 Capstone Seminar (1 to 3 credits)
- The purpose of this course is to promote the integration of the core curriculum with
practitioner related experiences in the Masters program. Advanced students have an
opportunity to use concepts and theories learned in previously complete coursework
to understand and analyze current issues facing student affairs. The course is also
designed to assist students by facilitating the transition in to professional positions
in higher education.
- 4242 Educational Policy Analysis (3 credits)
- Educational Policy Analysis offers various methods to research public policy enactments
by analysis of specific federal and state policies or judiciary decisions. This course
explores the nature of policy analysis within American Higher Education while simultaneously
learning about educational policy analysis and conducting an analysis on key postsecondary
issues. We review the history and the approaches, methods, and tools required to conduct
educational policy analysis. The central focus of the course includes: the important
of an initial policy statement; what roles environmental analysis as well as boundaries
and constraints considerations play; and how one analyzes policy options, reflections
on their implementation strategies, and make recommendations.
- 4246 Issues of Access & Opportunity (3 credits)
- Overview of issues related to race, gender and socioeconomic status, as they affect
access to and success in higher education.
- 4247 Retention & Persistence (3 credits)
- This course introduces students to relevant research, theory, and practice related
to college student retention and persistence. Students explore cultural, institutional,
and individual factors that may impact college student persistence and critically
examine theories attempting to explain why students leave college. In addition, students
also closely explore the dynamics of oppression at the individual, institutional,
and socio-cultural levels and the resulting impact on student retention. Effective
retention practices, programs, and assessment procedures are also identified and examined.
- 4248 Race, Idntity, Plitcs of Rsrch (3 credits)
- This course is designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of the
theoretical underpinnings, salient research, and methodological approaches that situate
race at the center of educational research process; to explore the benefits and challenges
of using race as an analytical construct in educational research; and to develop understanding
of how our own racial identity informs the way we engage in and think about educational
research. Prerequisites: HED 4210 and HED 4287.
- 4260 Students/College Environments (3 credits)
- Historical overview of student life, research and literature relating to contemporary
college students and student services. The purpose of this course is to provide an
introduction to a variety of human development theories relevant to college students,
both of traditional and non-traditional ages. The areas of psycho-social and cognitive-structural
development are emphasized through multiple perspectives.
- 4261 College Student Devel Theory (4 credits)
- An overview of human development theories relevant to college students, of traditional
and non-traditional ages. This application will enhance the ability of student affairs
professionals as they work to maximize the affective and cognitive development of
students within the college setting.
- 4263 Sports in Higher Education (3 credits)
- General history of college and university sports, athletics, intramurals and wellness
programs as a broad introduction; emphasis on gender equity and NCAA norms and regulations
related to intercollegiate sports.
- 4264 Psychosocial Dimens of Sport (3 credits)
- Psychology and sociology of sports as related to college and university athletics
- 4266 Ethical Issues in Higher Ed (3 credits)
- Basic ethical principles and methods for making ethical decision within context of
administration, faculty and student life moral problems.
- 4270 Student Affairs Internship (1 credits)
- 4281 Inc Excllnc Prgrmng & Devel (3 credits)
- Processes for identifying market needs, developing curricula, using delivery strategies
and measuring learning outcomes and satisfactions for adult education activities,
including community college, university outreach and customized training programs.
- 4284 Inclsv Exclnc in Organizations (3 credits)
- In recent years, major demographic and economic changes in this country and worldwide
have contributed to the diversification of the workplace. As a result, th eneed for
understanding how to enhance cultural diversity inorganizations has taken a greater
importance. Accordingly, this course focuses on the changing demographics of our
society, especially related to race and culture, gender, age, physical ability, sexual
orientation, and socio-economic status, emphasizing the implications these factors
have for leadership and management in a variety of organizational settings.
- 4287 Critical Race Theory & Educ. (3 credits)
- The purpose of this course is to provide students with an in-depth exposure to Critical
Race Theory (CRT) as it pertains to education. Critical Race Theory is an analytical
framework that provides race-based epistemological, methodological, and pedagogical
approaches to the study of everyday inequalities in P-20 education.
- 4288 Gender & Sexual Orientn in Edu (3 credits)
- The purpose of this class is to explore the implications of sexual orientation or
gender inequality for P-20 education. Feminist theory and queer serve as the foundational
theoretical frameworks for this class. Through these theoretical lenses, the course
examines the complex ways gender and sexual orientation are related to identity development,
curriculum, academic policies, and school climate.
- 4290 Prof Dev Seminar (0 to 2 credits)
- This course assesses and helps students develop critical self-reflection, leadership,
and communication skills. Career plans are developed based on personal, academic,
and professional goals. An emphasis is placed on applying theories discussed within
the classroom to their respective professional roles on campus. Introductory course
for all first-year master's students. This course combines the professional development
seminar and practicum.
- 4291 Doctrl Professionl Devel Semnr (3 or 4 credits)
- This course is designed to introduce the first year doctoral students to the field
and discipline of Higher Education and to prepare doctoral students for their academic
- 4294 Seminar in Higher Education (1 to 4 credits)
- Advanced seminar to examine timely topics, issues, and problems. The course description
is developed each time the course is offered to describe the topics to be investigated.
- 4295 Intern Coll/University Admin (1 to 6 credits)
- Supervised experience in administration at college or university level. Prerequisites:
EDUC 4210, 4211, 4220.
- 4296 Internship in Public Policy (1 to 6 credits)
- Supervised experience in postsecondary public policy analysis or research, usually
at a state or national compact or agency in the Denver-Boulder area. Recommended
prerequisiites: HED 4210, 4211, 4212, 4221, 4242, 4243.
- 4297 Internship in College Teaching (1 to 6 credits)
- Supervised experience in teaching at college level. Prerequisites: HED 4210, 4211,
4280 at the doctoral level, or HED 4217, 4261, 4280 at the master's level.
- 4991 MA Independent Study (1 to 17 credits)
- 4992 Directed Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 4995 Research - M.A. Thesis (1 to 17 credits)
- 4XXX Higher Education Transfer (1 to 10 credits)
- 5991 PhD Independent Study (1 to 17 credits)
- 5992 Directed Study (1 to 10 credits)
- 5995 Dissertation Research (1 to 20 credits)