Educational Leadership (EDLR)

Head of Department: Professor Jennifer E. McGarry

Department Office: Room 231, Gentry Building

For major requirements, see the Neag School of Education section of this Catalog.

1161. Husky Reads: Introducing Food and Nutrition to Children through Reading

(Also offered as NUSC 1161.) One credit. This course may be repeated with change of activity and/or skill level; not to exceed 3 credits towards the major for students in Nutritional Sciences.

Supervised field work and experiential learning in nutritional literacy for preschoolers and young children, geared to individual, dual, and team activities. Readings and reflections.

1162. Health and Education in Urban Communities

One credit.

Historical and social forces that shape health and education in Connecticut’s urban communities. Poverty, culture, and identity; their impacts on children’s health, nutrition, schooling, and opportunities for success. Analysis of social policies, norms, and beliefs; their impact on issues of justice. Includes service learning.

2001. Contemporary Social Issues in Sport

Three credits.

Socio-cultural, economic, political, and other related issues in sport. Sport as a social institution, the impact of sport in American culture, and the impact of American culture on sport. Sport at the youth, intercollegiate, professional, and international levels; how sport at these levels is experienced differently by individuals, communities, organizations, and society. Issues in sport relative to gender, race (ethnicity), differing physical and intellectual ability, sexual identity, and gender identity. CA 4.

3090. Directed Observation and Participation in Sport Organizations

Variable credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Educational Leadership programs or select students in the Individualized Majors program. Prior to registration, students must apply for Directed Observation, complete a learning agreement, and plan to provide their own transportation.

Mentors include educators and sport professionals.

3091. Internship in Sport Organizations

Variable credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Educational Leadership programs or select students in the Individualized Majors program. In accordance with departmental policy, students must complete at least four Sport Management required courses (including EDLR 3310) and obtain advisor’s consent prior to enrolling in the course. May be repeated for credit.

Field service or experiences in cooperating agencies.

3250. Experiential Learning and Education

Three credits.

Experiential learning, individual values, personality characteristics. Learning as a life-long process, adult transition research.

3262. College Freshmen: Their Characteristics and Their Adjustment to College Life

Three credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Personal and social characteristics of college freshmen; adjustment to college life. Techniques for successful transitions.

3263. Student Leadership

Three credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Examination of leadership issues and development of skills in leading organizations and peers. Experiential application to student’s current co-curricular involvement at UConn.

3298. Variable Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

3299. Independent Study for Undergraduates

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to juniors and seniors with appropriate background for the study of education. Students must present the instructor with a problem for investigation. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

Designed primarily for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area.

3300. Sport in Society

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3300.) Three credits. Prerequisite: SOCI 1001 or 1001W, or SOCI 1251 or 1251W; open only to Sports Management majors. Bruening

Sport as an institution. Sociological issues involving gender, race and intercollegiate, professional, and children’s sports.

3300W. Sport in Society

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3300W.) Prerequisite: SOCI 1001 or 1001W, or SOCI 1251 or 1251W; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Sports Management majors.

3310. Introduction to Sport Management

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3310.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Educational Leadership programs. Burton

Management practices, legal issues, budgeting, and supervision.

3315. Issues in Sport

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3315.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Sports Management majors.

The study of socio-cultural, economic, political, and other related issues in sport.

3325. Sport Facility and Event Management

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3325.) Three credits. Prerequisite: EDLR 3310; open only to students in the Sports Management program.

Examines all aspects of the management of sport facilities and events, including development, planning, staffing, operations, and evaluation. Students will be provided experiences in different aspects of sport event management. In addition, students will examine management principles as applied to a variety of sport and event facilities.

3335. Sport Law

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3335.) Three credits. Fink

An introductory course in the law as it pertains to sport and recreational experiences. Students are exposed to fundamentals concerning the derivation of legal concepts and their application to sport and related activities.

3340. Introduction to Sport Marketing

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3340.) Three credits. Prerequisites: ECON 1201, 1202 and open only to students in Educational Leadership programs. Fink

Introduces the basic concepts, principles, and tools for sport marketing.

3345. Financial Management in the Sport Industry

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3345.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to Sport Management majors only.

Provides an understanding of the financial principles relevant to the sport industry. Examines basic financial concepts and issues related to the sport industry, and will provide an overview of ownership, taxation, financial analysis, feasibility studies, and economic impact studies within the sport industry.

3350. Introduction to Sport Communication

(Formerly offered as EKIN 2250 and 3350.) Three credits. Prerequisite: EDLR 3310; open to Sport Management majors only.

Provides an exploration of the role of communication within the domain of sport. Topics will include organizational communication in sport, sport media, and publishing, sport public relations, and the sociocultural importance of sport communication.

3547. Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3547.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only by instructor consent; open to Sport Management majors only. Not open for credit to students who have passed EDLR 4300 or EKIN 4300. Bruening

Requires reading, written journals, class discussion, and significant time out of class for community involvement in Hartford. Transportation is available.

3547W. Introduction to Sport Based Youth Development

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3547W.) Four credits. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only by instructor consent; open to Sport Management majors only. Not open for credit to students who have passed EDLR 4300 or EKIN 4300.

3550. Sports Management Senior Seminar

Three credits.

Career preparation, the transition from student to professional, and the development and maintenance of networks in the sport industry.

3600. Educational Policy and Reform

Three credits.

Survey of educational policy and reform movements from the last century with applications in contemporary policy. Emphasis on critically evaluating existing policies and proposals.

4001. Legal Issues for Educators

Three credits.

Introductory course provides an overview of the legal issues pertaining to teachers, psychologists, and counselors. Topics include student and teacher due process, student records, special education, sexual harassment, search and seizure, tenure and social media.

4300. Advanced Sport-Based Youth Development

(Formerly offered as EKIN 4300.) Three credits. Prerequisite: EDLR 3547.

Involves all class members in direct-action service and organizing activities in Hartford’s North End providing sport-based youth development programming to youth ages 5-18. Transportation is provided and it is suggested that students have at least one four hour block free per week to facilitate travel to Hartford and back.

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