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History Of Education

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Course Description This course presents a comprehensive survey of the purposes and educational developments from ancient civilizations in Africa (Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, and Persia), Asia (China and the Indus Valley), Greece, and Rome through the 20th century. Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist traditions, Zhou Dynasty, Medieval/Renaissance/Reformation, Enlightenment, Industrial, and post-Industrial educational developments will be studied as a prelude to investigating comparative educational systems.  

Course Competencies  
  • Synthesize the historical, cultural, social, legal, and economic foundations of postsecondary, continuing, and adult education systems or institutions.
  • Chart the development of education through various civilizations and eras.
  • Analyze the influence of historical, social, political, and transitional movements on the characterization of education.
  • Identify the historic elements of educational approaches that are still present in higher education throughout the world.
  • Identify influential educators throughout history and their impacts on education.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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