For a complete listing of course information, description, and cross-list numbers, go to Class Search.

Intro Course 

ESS33600-01 (21671)  Education, Schooling & Society (Christensen) M W 11:00 - 12:15

Education-Focused Electives

ESS 20650-01 (30362)  Latinos, Literacy and Gender (Lemrow) M W 9:30 - 10:45A

ESS 30504-01 (29267)  Economics of Education (Gibbs) T R 2:00 - 3:15P

ESS 30605-01 (24075)  Education Law and Policy (Schoenig)  M W 2:00 - 3:15P

ESS 30615-01 (27165)  Ideas Catholic Education (Nuzzi) T 5:00 - 7:45P

ESS 30632-01 (29268)  Policy/Values/Practices STEM (Kloser) M W 9:30 - 10:45A

ESS 30672-02 (27344)  Intro to Second Language Acq (Kang) M W 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 30674-01 (27345)  Methods in Sec Lang Teaching (Oglesbee) T R 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 33613-01 (26951)  History of Am.Indian Education (Collier) M W 8:00 - 9:15A

ESS 33624-01 (24406)  Shkspr & Tolkien: Lit & School (Staud) M W 9:30 - 10:45A

ESS 33628-01 (25522)  Educational Effectiveness  (Christensen) T R 2:00 - 3:15P

ESS 33629-01 (29694)  Diversity in Young Adult Lit (Macaluso) M W 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 36615-01 (23665)  Directed Readings (Greene)*

ESS 36615-02 (25046)  Directed Readings (McKenna)*

ESS 36615-03 (25684)  Directed Readings (Fulcher-Dawson)*

ESS 40263-01 (22655)  Autism Spectrum Disorder IW (Wier) M W 2:00 - 3:15P

ESS 43203-01 (25523)  Youth Epwrmt, Ltrcy, Urb Schls (McKenna) M W 3:30 - 4:45P

ESS 43256-01 (24060)  Developing Minds (Day) T R 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 48100-02 (25918)  Thesis in ESS (McNeil)

ESS 48100-03 (26265)  Thesis in ESS (Greene)

ESS 48100-06 (26472)  Thesis in ESS  (Christensen)

Education-General Courses

ESS 20203-01 (24404)  Intro to Social Problems (Summers-Effler) M W 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 20210-01 (29692)  Inner City America (Carbonaro) M W 11:00 - 12:15P

ESS 20600-01 (29693)  DESN Matters:Intro, DESN Think (Conrado) T R 2:00 - 3:15P

ESS 30214-01 (24914)  Soc, Self, Cath Soc Trad (Weigert) T R 2:00 - 3:15P

ESS 30217-01 (23290)  Stats Sociological Research (Taylor) T R 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 40210-01 (29696)  Unequal America (Carbonaro) M W 12:30 - 1:45P

ESS 40302-01 (26952)  Women in Civil Rights Movement (greene) T R 12:30 - 1:45P

Research Labs 

ESS47602-01 (25086)  Research Lab (McKenna)*

ESS47602-02 (25255)  Research Lab (McKenna, Greene)*

ESS47602-03 (25525)  Research Lab (Fulcher-Dawson)*

ESS47602-04 (25526)  Research Lab (Greene)*

ESS47602-06 (25524)  Research Lab (McNeil)*

ESS47602-07 (25531)  Research Lab (McKenna, Lichon)*

ESS47602-10 (26363)  Research Lab (Kloser)*

ESS47602-11 (27983)  Research Lab (Svarovsky)*

*To sign up for a research lab or directed reading, please speak first to the professor with whom you're interested in working. If you don't see that professor listed here, contact Ann Primus Berends.

1-Credit Courses

ESS 30611-01  (22654)   Tutoring in the Community (Masters) F 10:30 - 11:20A

ESS 33362-01 (30089)  Soc Con Sem: L'Arche C'munty (Lantz) W 5:00 - 6:30P

Study Abroad Courses (Check for Availability)

Budapest, Hungary

ESS 34710   Practicum: Experiencing the Hungarian Approach thru Observation/Teaching (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34711   Discovery Learning: The Posa Method (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34712   Problem Solving in Secondary School Mathematics (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Dakar, Senegal

ESS 34700   Education and Culture (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Dublin, Ireland

ESS 34720    Philosophy and Sociology of Education: Essential Information (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34721    Irish Educational History and Policy (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Fremantle, Australia

ESS 34670   Children's Literature (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 34671   Development and Learning (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 34673   Understanding and Guiding Children’s Behavior (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34674   Principles of Primary Religious Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34675   Families and Partnerships in Teaching and Learning (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34676   Child Development 0-8 (3 cr.) Ed-General

London, England 

ESS 34352   Directed Rdgs: Catechesis for Children and Families in London (V)

ESS 34354   London Education Internship (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 44351   Influences on Early Social and Cognitive Development (3 cr.) Ed-General

Nagoya, Japan

ESS 34680 Comparative Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Puebla, Mexico

ESS 34690 Internship in Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Rome, Italy

ESS 34660 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) Ed-General

Santiago, Chile

ESS 34650  Education in Our Time (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34651  Education and Philosophy (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34652 Diversity and Inclusion in Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34653  Approaches to Poverty and Development (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34654  Education and Society (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34655  Education Through Time (3 cr.) Ed-Focused 

ESS 34656  Management in Heterogenous Classrooms (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Toledo, Spain 

ESS 34360 Education Seminar (with experience in local schools) (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Washington, DC

ESS 34750 Politics of Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Other courses available upon request.



Take the Intro class by the middle of your junior year.

Choose at least two electives from the Education Focused category. The third may be either Education Focused or Education General.

Choose electives from different disciplines; one may be in your major (but cannot be double counted for your major).

If you are a major in a course we cross-list, please register as a major, not as an ESS student. Once the semester has started, contact Ann Primus Berends to count the course for ESS.

Three credits of Research Lab (ESS 47602) can be counted as one Education Focused elective.

The Seminar in Educational Research is offered only in the fall of senior year.

Students who write a Thesis in Major must take an additional Education Focused elective.

ESS will consider, on a case-by-case basis, courses not cross-listed with ESS but that have applicable content. For approval of a course, please contact Ann Primus Berends.