Courses

The listing of a course description here does not guarantee a course’s being offered in a particular semester. Please refer to the published schedule of classes on the MyBU Student Portal for confirmation a class is actually being taught and for specific course meeting dates and times.

  • SED WL 557: Practicum in Portuguese as a World Language, 5-12
    Students pursuing Portuguese licensure in the World Language Education program are assigned a 5-12 student teaching field placement, completing observations and classroom teaching.
  • SED WL 558: Practicum in Spanish as a World Language, 5-12
    Students pursuing Spanish licensure in the World Language Education program are assigned a 5-12 student teaching field placement, completing observations and classroom teaching.
  • SED WL 559: Practicum in Russian as a World Language, 5-12
    Students pursuing Russian licensure in the World Language Education program are assigned a 5-12 student teaching field placement, completing observations and classroom teaching.
  • SED WL 586: Practicum in World Language Education
    This course is for students in the World Language education teaching practicum. Students are assigned to a field placement, observe, and engage in lead teaching.
  • SED WL 604: Field Experience Seminar in World Languages
    This course supports students in their World Language education field experience. Students reflect on field experiences, evaluate their practice and those of their classmates, develop professional goals, and prepare a portfolio documenting standards-based teaching practices.
  • SED WL 686: Field Experience in World Languages
    Supervised field experience for students in World Language education. Students engage in a field placement, are observed and receive feedback and coaching on their teaching.
  • SED YJ 201: Intro to Youth Justice & Delinquency
    Overview of juvenile justice and the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency. Considers topics of delinquency prevention, youth-police interaction, juvenile court process, correctional intervention, and multi- systemic interactions. Includes an experiential component. 4cr. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Ethical Reasoning.
    • Ethical Reasoning
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • SED YJ 301: Juvenile Courts and Juvenile Law
    Explores the history of juvenile court, juvenile court structure, the adjudication process, constitutional rights of juveniles and the scope of juvenile court jurisdiction over delinquent acts and status offenses. Highlights policy issues, legal case study and significant variation in court practices. 4cr
  • SED YJ 302: Delinquency: Causes Prevention and Intervention
    This course follows up on the themes related to the causes and prevention of delinquency, policing and corrections that were introduced in YJ 201. Students will understand factors that place young people at risk for delinquency across the spectrum of social contexts. We will explore behavior theories, risk factors that lead to substance abuse and violence and how juvenile justice, economic, governmental policies, and laws address these issues and intervene in the lives of youth. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 360: Positive Youth Development
    Explores foundations of adolescent development and principles of positive youth development. Draws from multiple disciplines to examine roles of bio- psycho- social contexts and positive youth development practices and their impacts on the lives of developing adolescents. Applies developmental knowledge to current issues in adolescent development and youth justice and advocacy. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Social Inquiry I.
    • Social Inquiry I
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • SED YJ 380: Youthwork & Advocacy
    Application of positive youth development to youth advocacy, youth empowerment and youth activism. The course explores youth assets and strengths and how to develop youth-led strategies and effective advocacy with court-involved youth. Students explore current policy issues related to system-involved youth. 4cr.
  • SED YJ 401: Practicum in YJA
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED YJ 201, SED YJ 301, SED YJ 302, SED YJ 360, SED YJ 380 and senior standing.
    Field placement focuses on professional development for work with youth and families. On-site practicum (16 hours/week, total 200 hours/semester). Taken concurrently with SED YJ 404 for supervision and skill development. Restricted to qualified students in Youth Justice and Advocacy.
  • SED YJ 403: Senior Integrative Capstone in YJA
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED YJ 201, SED YJ 301, SED YJ 302, SED YJ 360, SED YJ 380, SED YJ 401/404 AND SENIOR STANDING
    This four-credit undergraduate capstone course integrates and applies the conceptual frameworks underpinning coursework in YJA with practice via an experiential learning opportunity and written assignments. The focus is on integration of theory and practice in youth work.
  • SED YJ 404: Practice Seminar in YJA
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED YJ 201, SED YJ 301, SED YJ 302, SED YJ 360, SED YJ 380 AND SENIORSTANDING
    Integrates conceptual frameworks and skill development with practicum experience. Focus is on professional development for work with youth and families. Meets weekly and includes supervision. Taken concurrently with SED YJ 401. Restricted to qualified students in Youth Justice & Advocacy.