Educational Foundations Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  For the most up-to-date course listings, please visit the academic catalog

Sample courses may include:

EDF 200 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION (3) 

Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools.  (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.)  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.

EDF 200H INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION (3) 

Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools.  (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.)  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: Honors Student Group 

EDF 300 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (3) 

Introduces international education, approached from a historical perspective, with emphasis on political, social, cultural, language, economic, and philosophical comparisons.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: Junior Status 

EDF 301W SCHOOL AND SOCIETY (3) 

Studies social, historical, and political contexts of education in a multicultural, democratic society. Emphasizes intellectual traditions grounded in a spirited critical debate over the political, economic, and moral center of educational practice. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Sophomore Status or higher  JWRT

EDF 389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (1-12) 

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.  Fee required.

EDF 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3) 

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

EDF 408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12) 

Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

EDF 483 THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN SOCIETY (3) 

Consideration, analysis, and evaluation of contemporary education; modern educational ideas viewed as reflections of the cultural matrix in which students are produced as well as tools to influence the direction of further cultural development.  Letter grade only.

EDF 484 RACISM IN U.S. SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY: INVESTIGATING WHITENESS AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACE (3) 

This course examines the cultural, ideological, and institutional aspects of racism in schools, with a special focus on how race has been constructed and how whiteness operates and is maintained.  Co-convened with EDF 584.  Cross-listed with ES 484.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Junior Status or higher 

EDF 485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6) 

Individualized original research under the supervision of a research adviser.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.

EDF 497 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6) 

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation.  Department consent required.   Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.

EDF 499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3) 

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.