TSOC - THEORY AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS

Department of Educational Psychology, Research & Social Foundations (EDU)


TSOC - 1500 EDUCATION IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
[2 hours] Introduction to the socio-cultural foundations of schooling in the United States, including purposes of schooling in a multicultural society and the resulting nature of teacher work.


TSOC - 2000 DIVERSITY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
[3 hours] This course analyzes the roles of people in a culturally diverse society through an exploration of issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and disability.


TSOC - 2500 HISTORICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION
[2 hours] This course uses history and philosophy as lenses through which to inspect and reflect on the developing role of public schooling in the US from colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: TSOC 1500


TSOC - 3010 EDUCATING THE REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER
[3 hours] Emphasizes being and teaching others to be "reflective practitioners" in vocational and avocational endeavors. Coping with changing client circumstances, effective thinking, higher levels of learning, and self-renewal are also studied.


TSOC - 3100 INQUIRY AND CREATIVE ACTION
>[3 hours] Different approaches to problem solving are examined and students use some to complete real-life projects they have designed. Creativity, logical analysis, personal effectiveness, and polarity management will be studied. Prerequisite: TSOC 3010


TSOC - 3540 EDUCATION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETIES
[3 hours] Examines life long conceptual learning tools from several humanity disciplines that help define and frame action on real life problems of a diverse, global nature.


TSOC- 4000* SOCIO-CULTURAL INFLUENCES ON U.S. EDUCATION
[3 semester hours] This course explores the evolving nature and role of public schooling in the United States by inspecting and reflecting on the developing relationship of schooling to other social/educational institutions, to different groups of people, and to the general process of social change. The course also examines the nature and function of teacher/educator inquiry to address persistent problems in teaching, learning, and schooling. Prerequisite: Admission to an initial teacher preparation program in the College of Education and Allied Professions. Students should consult their advisors to determine when this course should be taken in their chosen licensure area. *course is pending final approval


TSOC - 4100 GROUP PROCESSES IN EDUCATION
[3 hours] Investigation of theory, research and individual interactions which undergird effective actions in groups. Group processes and individual-group relationships are emphasized in education, voluntary and business group settings.


TSOC - 4130 CHILDREN AND THE LAW
[2 hours] Examines major issues and laws involved in public education and health services, especially the role of advocate for students that the school nurse and other professionals play.


TSOC - 4150 EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
[3 hours] Provides a framework, the analysis skills and the action implementation behaviors for understanding community schools and agencies. Develops skills in project management within the context of understanding and valuing diversity.


TSOC - 4190 WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY & SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 - 5 hours] Practical applications of topics of interest and concern for preservice teachers and other education personnel.


TSOC - 4940 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN PACS
[1 - 10 hours] Students will establish and complete an internship focusing on specified objectives, actions, and time schedules under both on and off-campus supervision. Progress reports and a summary evaluation are required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


TSOC - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY
[1 - 4 hours] Directed study of a current topic in educational theory and social foundations. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


TSOC - 5100/7100 GROUP PROCESSES IN EDUCATION
3 hours] Examines intrapersonal and interpersonal principles of high performing teams, meaningful relationships, and being an effective leader and member of groups. Real-life projects will be designed, implemented, and evaluated.


TSOC - 5110/7110 MODERN EDUCATIONAL CONTROVERSIES
[3 hours] Examines controversial contemporary educational issues, the forces that perpetuate them, and the socio-cultural contexts in which they exist. Teachers' work and ethical tenets shaping practice are also examined.


TSOC - 5190/7190 SUMMER INSTITUTE ON DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION
[3 hours] School personnel collaborate with persons from higher education, the community, and scholars who have created model multicultural/urban education programs to learn new ways of teaching and learning among diverse populations.


TSOC - 5200/7200 SOCIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

[3hours] Critical examination of the socio-cultural foundations of schooling in the United States, including purposes of schooling in a multicultural society and the resulting nature of teacher work.


TSOC - 5210/7210 MULTICULTURAL NON-SEXIST EDUCATION
[3 hours] Examines how race, class, gender, ethnicity, and disability intersect with power, culture, knowledge, and ideology in American schools to influence the lives of students and teachers in a multicultural society.


TSOC - 5230/7230 INTERGROUP AND INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] In-depth history of America's racial and ethnic minorities and the role of schooling in assisting their adaptation to and assimilation into American society.


TSOC - 5300/7300 PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION
[3 hours] Exploring the nature of philosophic inquiry in education and examining competing traditions in the West, particularly in the United States. A distinction between education and schooling will be drawn. Prerequisite: Some background in general philosophy or intellectual history is recommended.


TSOC - 5400/7400 HISTORY OF SCHOOLING & TEACHING IN THE U.S.
[3 hours] Evolving role of schooling and teaching in the US, using history to reflect on the relationship of schooling to other social institutions, groups of people, and the process of social change.


TSOC - 5950/7950 WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[3 hours] Each workshop is developed around a topic of interest and concern to inservice teachers and other educational personnel. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.


TSOC - 6000/8000 WOMEN, CULTURE, AND PEDAGOGY
[3 hours] This course surveys works of prominent feminist scholars in order to address the impact of dominant ideology upon the lives of women and girls in American schools.


TSOC - 6120/8120 COMPARATIVE EDUCATION
[3 hours] The purposes, structure and practice of non-formal and formal education are explored using a wide range of concepts and paradigms of comparative educational analysis throughout the globe. Prerequisite: TSOC 5400/7400 or Consent of Instructor.


TSOC - 6140/8140 HISTORY OF SOCIO-POLITICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL-STATE RELATIONS
[3 hours] An examination of the historical, legal, sociological interaction between state and schooling in US, emphasizing both religious/non-religious issues. These concerns are compared and analyzed with respect to other countries. Prerequisite: TSOC 5200/7200 or 5400/7400 or Consent of Instructor.


TSOC - 6190/8190 SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY/SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 - 3 hours] The collaborative study of a specific topic in educational theory and social foundations by a group of advanced students under the direction of one or more professors.


TSOC - 6220/8220 PROBLEMS AND ISSUES IN MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] 2Application of theoretical assumptions presented in TSOC 5210/7210 to US schools and classrooms, with particular attention given to program and curriculum issues, teachers and teaching policies, practices and procedures. Prerequisite: TSOC 5210/7210


TSOC - 6240/8240 SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSES OF URBAN EDUCATION
[3 hours] Development and dynamics of schooling in urban centers across the United States, including historical and critical analyses of current problems, issues, and reform initiatives. Prerequisite: TSOC 5200/7200 or TSOC 5210/7210


TSOC - 6310/8310 MAJOR EDUCATIONAL THEORISTS
[3 hours] An examination of selected educational philosophers who have addressed themselves to the problem of the ends and means of education from Classical Hellenic Times to the present. Prerequisite: Some background in general philosophy, philosophy of education, or social and intellectual history is recommended.


TSOC - 6320/8320 EDUCATION AND THE DEMOCRATIC ETHIC
[3 hours] Examination of the interdependence among education, democracy, and ethics in the context of civic life. Applications made to the practice of schooling as cultural production in a democratic society. Prerequisite: TSOC 5400/7400 or 5300/7300 or 5200/7200


TSOC - 6500/8500 ANTHROPOLOGY AND EDUCATION
[3 hours] Examination of cross-cultural, comparative, and other studies directed toward understanding processes of cultural transmission and transformation, and implications of anthropological research for contemporary issues in education. Prerequisite: TSOC 5210/7210 or 5200/7200


TSOC - 6960 MASTER'S THESIS IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 - 3 hours] A formal, independent study culminating in a written discourse that advances our understanding of educational theory or social foundations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


TSOC - 6980 MASTER'S PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 - 3 hours] A formal, independent project applying principles of educational theory or social foundations to analyze a particular problem and culminating in a written discourse. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


TSOC - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 - 3 hours] Directed study of a current topic in educational theory and social foundations. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


TSOC - 8180 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, RESEARCH, AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 hour] Course is crosslisted as RESM 8180 and EDP 8180. The proseminar will enable doctoral students to improve their understanding of the research process. Students will learn to ask research questions, choose alternative methodologies, and interpret the validity of conclusions. Prerequisite: Completion of at least two research tools or instructor consent.


TSOC - 8960 DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
[1 - 12 hours] A formal, independent study culminating in a written discourse central to the advancement of knowledge in educational theory or social foundations. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Last Updated: 1/3/12