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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SSE7740
Tracking Number - 1758
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Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-06-28
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- Date & Time Submitted: 2006-05-03
- Department: Secondary Education
- College: ED
- Budget Account Number: 172400
- Contact Person: Stephen Thornton
- Phone: 9744855
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prefix: SSE
- Number: 7740
- Full Title: History of the Social Studies since 1880
- Credit Hours: 4
- Section Type: C -
Class Lecture (Primarily)
- Is the course title variable?: N
- Is a permit required for registration?: N
- Are the credit hours variable?: N
- Is this course repeatable?:
- If repeatable, how many times?: 0
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): History of the Social Studies
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: Admission to Doctoral Program in C&I with an emphasis in SSE
- Course Description: This course is a historical investigation of the development of the secondary school history/social studies curriculum, including questions related to objectives, content, and methods of instruction.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The course is a required part of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction,Teaching and Learning in the Content Area: Social Studies Education Program. In addition, this advanced graduate course is needed because it provides the opportunity to investigate t
- What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is a required part of the Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching and Learning in the Content Area: Social Studies Education Program.
This course will not service other programs.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a masters degree.
- Objectives: Students explore the development of the secondary school history/social studies curriculum, including questions related to objectives, content, and methods of instruction.
Students examine two main models of curriculum development in the social studies.
Students debate what should be taught to whom, when, and in what order in the field of of social studies.
Students compare and contrast social science and social education philosophical views.
Students examine the views of John Dewey as they relate to social studies curriculum.
- Learning Outcomes: Students will examine significant primary source curricula from the history of social studies.
Students will research a specific topic related to the history of social studies since 1880.
Students will aquire a synthetic understanding of the subject matter of the course.
- Major Topics: Why a definition of social studies matters.
John Dewey and the social studies curriculum
Orientations to social studies curriculum
Should we aim for Social Transmission or Social Reconstruction?
The Contemporary Scene
- Textbooks: Teaching Social Studies That Matters: Curriculum for Active Learning, Stephen J. Thornton (NY: Teachers College Press, 2005)
Bending the Future to Their Will: Civic Women, Social Education, and Democracy, M.S. Crocco & O.L. Davis, Jr. (Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 1999)
The New Social Studies, Edwin Fenton (NY:Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967)
The School Textbook: Geography, History and Social Studies, W.E. Marsden (London:Woburn, 2001)
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