Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
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Education Minor

A Minor in Education consists of 3.0 credits: three core half-credit courses offered through the Faculty of Education, plus three elective half-credit courses from an approved list. The Minor is designed to provide students with a supplemental course of study focusing on schooling and education. Students have the opportunity to bundle elective courses within their current programs of study into a Minor in Education. Students should check with their individual programs to confirm eligibility. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met prerequisites for elective courses taken in other Faculties. Courses taken in the minor may not count toward fulfilling requirements for the teaching specialization (“teachable”) at the Junior/Intermediate level.

For graduation with a Minor in Education, students must have a minimum GPA of 6.0 computed on all 3.0 credits in the minor. Other courses may be considered for inclusion as part of the Minor in Education requirements with the permission, in advance, of the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education.

This minor is available at the Waterloo campus.
Education (EM) minor courses will not be offered until Spring 2013.

Core Courses (1.5 credits):

EM101 - Images of Education in Media (0.5 credit)
EM202 - The Educational Divide (0.5 credit)
EM203 - Learning in 140 Characters or Less (0.5 credit)

Electives (1.5 credits) from:

AN229 - Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: Contemporary Issues
CO230 - Children and Music (Online Course)
EC328 - Economics of Education
EM301 - Seminars in Education
EM212 - Mathematics without Tears
EN201 - Children's Literature
EN211 - Postcolonial Literatures
EN267 - Contemporary Canadian Fiction
EN280 - Indigenous Writers in English
EN325 - Feminist Theory and Cultural Practice: Fiction by Minority Women
HI344 - Native Peoples of Eastern Canada
HI345 - Native Peoples of Western Canada
HI356 - History of Modern Education
HI423* - Reading Seminar on Families and Education in Canada and the US (restricted to Year 4 HI majors only)
HI473* - Research Seminar on Home and School: Families and Education in Canada and the United States(restricted to Year 4 HI majors only)
ID303 - Indigenous Education
KP420 - Children in Physical Activity (restricted to KPE majors only)
KP461 - Developmental Motor Learning for Physical Education (restricted to KPE majors only)
MU202 - Approaches to Music Education
MU203 - Methods for Teaching Music at the Intermediate/Senior Levels (Secondary School)
MU208 - Introduction to Elementary Music Education
MU304 - Music in Special Education
MU402 - Seminar in Music Education
PS222 - Behaviour Modification
PS260 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
PS261 - Introduction to Learning
PS366 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics
PS283 - Educational Psychology
PS275 - Developmental Psychology I: Infancy and Childhood
PS276 - Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence and Young Adulthood
PS379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
RE225 - Canada's Religious Heritage
RE331 - Religious Diversity in Contemporary Canada
SY303 - Sociology of Youth
SY316* - Sociology of Education
SY416 - Equity in Education (restricted to SY majors only)
SY423 - Children, Parents and Schools (restricted to SY majors only)

Additional Information

Preference will be given in admission to the Bachelor of Education program at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Campus, to students achieving a cumulative GPA of 10.0 for the Minor of Education, along with meeting the requirements of admission for the Bachelor of Education (refer to admission requirements).


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revisions October 16, 2012: Changes to Elective list; effective October 16, 2012.