Sociocultural Foundations of Education Courses

Courses

SCFE 6300. Cur Top and Iss in Soc Stu Edu.

This course focuses on the significant, critical issues in the curriculum that influence the teaching of multicultural social studies content, resources, and methodology.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of TLC

SCFE 6313. Critical Multiculturalism.

Designed to empower doctoral students to deconstruct problematic oppressive structures to allow them to become anti-bias educational leaders in a multicultural context. The course challanges students to recreate democratic possibilities and rethink schooling within an inclusive paradigm.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of TLC

SCFE 6318. Compara and Transnation Ed.

Comparative and Transnational Education: This course provides educators with an overview of the development of comparative and transnational education, including major concepts and current trends in comparative and transnational education. This course will examine how historical, geographic, economic, social, political, and cultural forces impact educational systems. Members of the course will "cross borders" to apply theoretical approaches to issues in current educational systems.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SCFE 6319. Special Topics.

Special Topics An exploration of issues and topics related to Sociocultural Foundations of Education, curriculum, multiculturalism, and pedagogy. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of TLC

SCFE 6321. Critical Pedagogy.

Designed for learning through participatory-reflective inquiry and action research to become transformative intellectual leaders rather than mere transmitters of knowledge and to dialectically construct knowledge related to social justice and emancipatory critical pedagogies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of TLC

SCFE 6322. Economics of U.S. Schooling.

This course examines the economic context of schooling in the U.S., such as: Changing policies around schooling financing, the increasing presence of private corporations in public schools, and proposals to channel public resources to private schools represent a major shift in the organization of education in this country. However, despite the public controversies around these processes, relatively very few empirical educational research has been generated, making it appealing for doctoral students to contemplate academic work in this area. The course studies various facets of the economic framework of public education, while at the same time analyzing the links between them.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of TLC

SCFE 6323. Paulo Freire & Social Justice.

This course engages the thinking of Paulo Freire, who was unarguably one of the most important educational contemporary philosophers. People struggling for liberation in all parts of the world have engaged Freire as a key educational component of their political projects. This course considers what are the possibilities and limitations of Freirean pedagogy for helping people name and change a social and educational reality premised upon inequality. Also, the course looks at the work of those who apply, extend, critique, and reinvent the Freirean perspectives. This class offers a unique transdiciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary approach.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of TLC