Fall 2001

Social and Philosophical Foundations (SPF)

SPF 111 Exploration of Education. (3)
fall and spring
Education as an instrument in the development of the individual and society, and its significance as an American institution.
General Studies: SB

SPF 301 Culture and Schooling. (3)
fall and spring
For the professional teacher preparation program. Overview of the cultural, social, and political milieus in which formal schooling takes place in the United States. Prerequisite: education major.
General Studies: L

SPF 401 Theory and Practice in Education. (1-2)
fall and spring
For the professional teacher preparation program. Analysis and interpretation of classroom behavior from perspectives derived from philosophy, social science, and law. Prerequisite: education major.

SPF 501 Culture and Schooling. (3)
fall and spring
Introduction to social science concepts of culture and the cultural milieu in which schooling takes place in the United States. Lecture, recitation.

SPF 510 Introduction to Organization and Administration of American Public Schools. (3)
fall and spring
Explores organizational structure and administration of public education through the application of legal and ethical concepts and relevant information of the social sciences. Cross-listed as EDA 510. Credit is allowed for only EDA 510 or SPF 510.

SPF 511 School and Society. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Interrelationship of school and society and the role of education in social change.

SPF 520 Cultural Diversity in Education. (3)
Philosophic and sociological investigation of cultural diversity in the United States and how it relates to education.

SPF 530 Sociology of Education. (3)
Explorations in the history of sociological thought, especially theories of the relations between educational systems and the social/cultural world.

SPF 533 Comparative Education in the Western World. (3)
not regularly offered
Educational practices and traditions in the leading nations of Europe and the Soviet Union.

SPF 544 Philosophical Foundations of Education. (3)
Theories of education in ancient, medieval, and modern classical and contemporary philosophies.

SPF 566 History of Education. (3)
Development of educational institutions and ideas in the Western world, from ancient times to the 20th century.

SPF 603 Visual Ethnography in Education. (3)
Advanced qualitative methods class combining ethnography with the use of video and still photography in data gathering and presentation. Seminar. Corequisite: COE 503.

SPF 612 Evaluation Theory. (3)
Explores the major theories of evaluation (inquiry leading to value judgments) in educational policy through examination of cases.

SPF 622 Organizational Theory. (3)
Major views of organizations and their influence on role definition and participant behaviors in educational organization. Seminar, discussion. Cross-listed as HED 688. Credit is allowed for only HED 688 or SPF 622.

SPF 711 Social and Historical Foundations of Education. (3)
not regularly offered
Problems of American education and their sociohistorical context.

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