Higher Education (HED)

HED5401  Foundations of Higher Education  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an overview of the basic structures, functions, participants, constituencies, tensions, and challenges facing higher education and student affairs in the United States. The course will focus on the philosophical assumptions that guide higher education, the unfolding of its history, and the ways in which philosophy and history have shaped the higher education curriculum.

HED5403  College Student Development Theories  (3 Credits)  

This course examines a range of human development theories that offer insight into the processes of student learning, growth, and development during the postsecondary years. Special focus will be on understanding the implications of these models and concepts for the policies and practices of higher education in general.