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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SSE7730
Tracking Number - 1974
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- Date & Time Submitted: 2004-02-18
- Department: Secondary Education
- College: ED
- Budget Account Number: 172400000
- Contact Person: Michael Berson
- Phone: 47917
- Email: email@example.com
- Prefix: SSE
- Number: 7730
- Full Title: Philosophy of Social Science Education
- 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): Phil of Social Science Ed
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: Admittance to the Social Science Ph.D. Program
- Course Description: This advanced graduate course allows students to research the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of a social science education and the role of a university as well as to develop a personal, philosophical construct.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The course is an essential part of the Ph. D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences Education. This advanced graduate course is needed because it provides doctoral students with the opportunity to research and consider the philosophi
- 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? The course is an essential part of the Ph. D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences Education.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? 2
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate in Social Science Education or Curriculum and Instruction.
- Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the following:
1. Examine the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of a social science education.
2. Discuss the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of the role of a university.
3. Create a personal, philosophical construct as the basis for life in the professorate or other leadership position in social science education.
- Learning Outcomes: Over the course of the semester, students will seek to answer a series of questions that serve as the basis for a personal philosophy of education on the purpose of a social science education, the university and the professor.
1. What is the purpose of an education?
2. What is the purpose of a social science education?
a. How does one come to have the “Good Life?”
What is the “Good Life?”
What is the nature of the universe?
What is knowledge?
What is the nature of man?
How does man acquire knowledge?
How does one know what is “good?”
What is it to be virtuous?
How does one become virtuous?
3. What is the purpose of a university?
4. What is the duty of a professor?
- Major Topics: 1. Case Study Analysis
2. Case Study Analysis: The Idea of Duty
3. Examination of what is real
4. Examination of virtue
5. Examination of the nature of man
6. Examination of the nature of man
7. Examination of other philosophers
8. Discuss the role of the state
9. Explore the duty of the professor and the university
10. Debate the purpose of social science education
- Textbooks: Jaspers, K. The Idea of the University: Beacon Press, 1959.
Peck, M. Scott. The Road Less Traveled: Touchstone Press, 1998.
de Botton, Alain. The Consolations of Philosophy: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
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