Social Foundations (SCFD)

SCFD 2001 Religious Diversity & Education (D)

Description: Explores philosophical questions relating to the role of religion in education in culturally diverse democracies, relevant school law and policy, and instructional and curricular challenges faced by teachers and school leaders.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity

SCFD 2331 Cineculture: International Issues (IS)

Description: Using documentary film, examines international issues relating to broader topics of race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, (dis)ability, etc., through scholarship from the field of social foundations of education (history, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension, Social & Behavioral Sciences

SCFD 3223 Role of Teacher in American Schools (D)

Description: An introduction for those students wishing to pursue the teaching profession. An overview of teaching and policy in American schools and background in history, theory, and philosophy of education. Topics to be addressed include: diversity in schools; school governance; funding and organization; ethics and professionalism; curriculum; legal issues; pedagogy and current issues in education. Previously offered as CIED 3223 and CIED 2113.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

General Education and other Course Attributes: Diversity

SCFD 4123 History of Education (S)

Description: The development of major educational ideas and programs with emphasis on the growth of public education in the United States from the Colonial period to the present. Previously offered as CIED 4123.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SCFD 4913 International Issues and the Role of the School (I)

Description: International issues that shape educational perspectives and practices locally and globally. Consideration of major issues in education, such as the effects of globalization, the purpose of and right to an education, gender, indigenous knowledge, and global citizenship. Previously offered as CIED 4913.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

SCFD 5000 Master’s Report or Thesis

Description: Students studying for a master's degree enroll in this course for a total of 2 credit hours if they write a report, or 6 hours if they write a thesis. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5223 Role of Teacher in American Schools

Prerequisites: Graduate level standing.

Description: An introduction for those students wishing to pursue the teaching profession. An overview of teaching and policy in American schools and background in history, theory, and philosophy of education.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5720 Education Workshop

Description: For teachers, principals, superintendents, and supervisors who have definite problems in instruction or administration. Students must register for the full number of credit hours for which the workshop is scheduled for a particular term. Offered for variable credit, 1-8 credit hours, maximum of 8 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-8

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5850 Directed Study

Description: Directed study for master's level students. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours. <

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5873 Culture, Society and Education

Description: Cultural assumptions, constructions and social practices in childhood and education in a variety of societies. Children's family, community and school lives. Anthropological and comparative perspective.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5883 Educational Sociology

Description: The manner in which social forces and institutions influence education and the educational system in the United States. Previously offered as CIED 5883.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5913 Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry

Description: Examination of the major approaches and fieldwork techniques of qualitative research as well as the challenges associated with conducting this form of inquiry.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5923 Popular Culture and Education

Description: Investigation and analysis of the ways popular culture socializes and educates young people in social and school norms. Considers connections among popular culture, youth identity, relationships, resistance and activism.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5990 Problems and Issues in Social Foundations

Description: In-depth exploration of a contemporary problem or issue in the social foundations of education. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 5998 Urban Education

Description: Examines the historical, political, economic and sociocultural contexts of urban education as it pertains to students, teachers, administrators, and community members.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6000 Doctoral Dissertation

Description: Required of all candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Credit is given upon completion of the dissertation. Offered for variable credit, 1-25 credit hours, maximum of 25 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-25

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6023 Comparative Education

Description: A systematic investigation of educational institutions in various nations for the purpose of an enlarged, critical view of American education. Researching specific transnational educational theories. Previously offered as SCFD 5023.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6113 Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry

Description: Exploration of the history and philosophical assumptions undergirding theories, methods and issues of ethics and rigor associated with both qualitative and quantitative research in education and related fields. An in-depth overview of research paradigms through readings and discussions. Foundational doctoral-level research course. Previously offered as EDLE 6853.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6123 Qualitative Research I

Prerequisites: SCFD 6113 or consent of instructor.

Description: The traditions, philosophies, and techniques of qualitative research, including participant observation, interviewing and document analysis. Practice in qualitative techniques and in preliminary data analysis.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6190 Qualitative Research: Selected Methods

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation, junior standing.

Description: Designing and conducting a limited study in order to get a "hands-on" feel for the focal method. Methods such as case study, grounded theory, ethnography, biography, historical social science, life history, phenomenology, and discourse analysis. Offered for fixed credit; 3 fixed credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-24

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6193 Qualitative Research II

Prerequisites: SCFD 6123, SCFD 6133 or consent of instructor.

Description: Various approaches to qualitative data analysis, including the use of computer applications. Additional attention to issues of writing, representation, reflexivity, and reciprocity. Practice in analytic techniques and writing research.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6443 Ethics and Moral Education

Description: Interdisciplinary perspective of traditional and contemporary ethical theories, focusing on application to professional practice and moral education. Moral development, the moral life, feminist ethics, and character education.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6501 Curriculum and Social Foundations Doctoral Seminar I

Description: Orientation to doctoral study primarily for students in the PhD program in Curriculum and Social Foundations.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6511 Curriculum and Social Foundations Doctoral Seminar II

Description: Orientation to the professoriate primarily for students in the PhD program in Curriculum and Social Foundations.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6630 Topics in Philosophy Education

Description: Consideration of topic or topics (e.g. childhood and modern subjectivity) that are of great concern to the field of philosophy of education. Offered for variable credit, 3-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 3-6

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6823 History of Education

Description: History of elementary, secondary, and higher education with emphasis on Western society and the American schools. Discussion of historiography and historical methods with research emphasis on the impact of institutional development in a pluralistic society. Previously offered as SCFD 5823.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6850 Directed Reading

Description: Directed reading for students with advanced graduate standing to enhance students' understanding in areas where they wish additional knowledge. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6853 Cultural Anthropology in Education

Description: Understanding and critically reflecting on educational issues from a cultural anthropological perspective. Developing the knowledge and skills needed to understand cultural influences on teaching and learning.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6880 Internship in Education

Description: Directed off campus experiences designed to relate ideas and concepts to problems encountered in the management of the school program. Offered for variable credit, 1-8 credit hours, maximum of 8 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-8

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6883 Transforming Pedagogies

Description: Contemporary pedagogical theories and school reform initiatives, including origins, purposes, underlying philosophical assumptions, cultural contexts, and implications for schooling.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6910 Practicum

Description: The student carries out an acceptable research problem (practicum) in a local school situation. Credit given upon completion of the written report. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6983 Diversity and Equity Issues in Education

Description: Many social, historical and cultural constructions of "difference" and the impact in personal and professional relationships in education and related human service fields. Categories of race, class, and gender, but may also include ethnicity, sexual orientation, and special needs.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

SCFD 6990 Seminar in Social Foundations

Description: In-depth seminar focusing on a contemporary problem or issue in the social foundations of education. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies