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HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION (BEF)

Professor John Petrovic
Office: 323c Graves Hall

BEF 360 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: PY 101 or HD 101.

An examination of the foundations of education in a modern democratic society and the critical project of promoting social justice through schooling. Attention is also paid to how theories of human nature and the social good shape distinctive philosophies of education.

BEF 362 School, Culture, and Society. 3 hours.
Prerequisite: HD 101 or PY 101.

An examination of the foundations of education in a modern democratic society and the critical project of promoting social justice through schooling. Attention is also paid to how theories of human nature and the social good shape distinctive philosophies of education.

BEF 490 Democracy, Ideology, and Education. 3 hours.

Students will explore the meanings and requirements of democracy, investigate how ideology functions and impacts democracy, and how both democracy and ideology affect policies, practices, and purposes of schooling. This course will not substitute for current and future COE requirements, including BEF 362 or 360, and will not be used in the GPA calculation of professional studies.


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