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History And Philosophy Of Higher Education

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This course presents the historical origins and development of higher education and its influence on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. Through ontological and epistemological lenses, students will examine the philosophical perspectives on cultural values, beliefs (both secular and non-secular), and goals of education from classical times through modern American higher education. Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks 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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    Reconstruction – Early 20th Century

    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 6]
    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 6]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 6]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 6]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 6]

    Modern American Education

    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 7]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 7]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 7]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 7]
    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 7]

    Major U.S. Events and Social Issues Impacting Higher Education

    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 8]
    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 8]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 8]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 8]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 8]

    Historical Origins of Higher Education

    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 1]
    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 1]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 1]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 1]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 1]

    Major Philosophical Thought and Theorists

    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 2]
    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 2]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 2]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 2]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 2]

    Eastern Philosophical Traditions and Higher Education

    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 3]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 3]
    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 3]
    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 3]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 3]

    Western Philosophical Traditions and Higher Education

    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 4]
    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 4]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 4]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 4]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 4]

    Colonial America – Civil War

    • Competency A: Synthesize the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, religious, and economic foundations of higher education. [Wk 5]
    • Competency B: Analyze the influence of historical, social, religious, political, economic, and transitional movements on the development of postsecondary education in the United States. [Wk 5]
    • Competency C: Identify the elements of educational philosophies in other countries that influenced U.S. higher education. [Wk 5]
    • Competency D: Identify influential theories and philosophies in history and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 5]
    • Competency E: Evaluate the effect of major events relating to the issues of society and their impact on U.S. higher education. [Wk 5]
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