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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SSE7740

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-06-28
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1758 2006-05-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 172400
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Stephen Thornton 9744855 thornton@coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SSE 7740 History of the Social Studies since 1880

    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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    History of the Social Studies
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Admission to Doctoral Program in C&I with an emphasis in SSE

    Corequisites

    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.


  3. Justification

    A. 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

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. 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.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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

    D. 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)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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