EDUC Curriculum

EDUC   7130   Curriculum, Theories and Design

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A comprehensive overview of the field of curriculum designed to develop the theoretical knowledge competencies and strategies needed by teachers and other curriculum developers at all levels of education to participate in the curriculum change process.

EDUC   8130   Curriculum for Effective Schooling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores the relationship between policy and curriculum with particular attention to how school reform and restructuring efforts affect the curriculum. Special emphasis is given to an analysis of the impact of recent effective schools research, school restructuring and/or the national standards movement upon the formulation and delivery of public school curriculum in the United States.

Prerequisite(s): EDUC   7130.

EDUC   8230   Curriculum Design and Evaluation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines multiple theoretical bases and practical processes by which curriculum planning, design and evaluation decisions can be made. Students will have an opportunity to devise and critique their own plans for developing curriculum projects using one or more of these planning perspectives and processes.

EDUC   9130   Contemporary Curriculum Theorists

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced course in contemporary curriculum theorists in which students will explore the histories and the works of contemporary leaders in the field of curriculum studies. Students will be introduced to the leading edge of curriculum scholarship.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

EDUC   9132   Critical Reading in Curriculum

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced seminar for doctoral students offering an in-depth study of a specific topic in Curriculum Studies.

EDUC   9230   Power and Schooling

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores competing analysis of power and the relationships of these analysis to schooling. Topics include structural, poststructural, Marxist, neo-Weberian, feminist, conflict, and/or critical analysis of power and the process of schooling. Students will read both original writings and interpretive works addressing three or four major theoretical positions of the topic of power.

EDUC   9232   Forms of Curriculum Inquiry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of major research within the field of curriculum studies, along with an analysis of the varied forms of inquiry used in this research, including philosophical, practical, historical, empirical, theoretical ,critical, deliberative and action inquiry, among others.

Prerequisite(s): EDUC   9631 and EDUF   9133.

EDUC   9631   Advanced Seminar in Curriculum Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of major curriculum theories, their adequacy and merit. These theories will be studied in their originator's own words from the writings of the theorists themselves.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF   9133.

Corequisite(s): EDUC   9632, EDUC   9636.

EDUC   9632   Advanced Seminar in Qualitative Dissertation Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides both practical and theoretical implications for qualitative research. Building upon the broad survey research methods studied in EDUR   9231, Qualitative Research in Education, students will engage in in-depth analysis of various forms of qualitative research, as well as develop and articulate their own research agenda.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EDUF 9231.

Corequisite(s): EDUC   9631, EDUC   9636.

EDUC   9633   Research Seminar in Curriculum Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explorations and independent research for students in the area of Curriculum Studies for students pursuing the Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to EDD in Curriculum Studies.

EDUC   9636   Advanced Seminar in Forms of Curriculum Inquiry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an examination of contemporary research literature in curriculum studies and exploration of multiple forms of inquiry and modes of expression and representation within the field of curriculum studies and their potentials for the advancement of curriculum theory and practice in an increasingly diversifying and contested world, including philosophical, historical, empirical, theoretical, critical, multicultural/multilingual/multiracial, counternarrative, multipersectival cultural studies, subaltern, indigenous, art-based, auto/biographical, documentary, oral history, speculative essay, fiction, story, play, poetry among others. This course will serve as a required advanced seminar for students to explore forms of curriculum inquiry and modes of expression and representation relevant to their dissertation research.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EDUF   9131, EDUF   9133, EDUR   9231, EDUC   9232.

Corequisites: EDUC   9631, EDUC   9632.

EDUC   9999   Dissertation

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Readings and research under the direction of a member of the education faculty whose interests coincide with those of the student.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to EDD Candidacy.