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Course Details

Course Code: EDUC511 Course ID: 5053 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Foundations of Higher Education is a comparative and historical survey of colleges and universities in the United States. The historical, social, and philosophical influences and assumptions that have shaped the growth and purpose of higher education will be studied from Colonial era to "virtual" public and private universities. Major areas of focus include the evaluation of higher education, contemporary issues, and policies and practices that characterize the operational environments of higher education institutions in the 21st century, including governance; equity, diversity, and inclusion; curriculum; and accreditation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
02/22/2022 - 07/29/2022 08/01/2022 - 09/25/2022 August Summer 2022 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the philosophical perspectives (i.e., ways of thinking about knowledge, education, and humanity) that have shaped contemporary higher education in the United States.
  2. Examine the historical factors that have shaped contemporary higher education in the United States.
  3. Assess how history and philosophy have shaped higher education curriculum models.

Grade Instruments

% of Final Grade

Weekly forum discussions

20%

Higher Education Milestones Presentation

25%

Higher Education Curriculum Paper

25%

Final Culminating Assignment

30%

Total

100%

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the philosophical perspectives (i.e., ways of thinking about knowledge, education, and humanity) that have shaped contemporary higher education in the United States.
  2. Examine the historical factors that have shaped contemporary higher education in the United States.
  3. Assess how history and philosophy have shaped higher education curriculum models.
Book Title:American College and University : A History (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780820312859
Publication Info:University of Georgia Press Lib
Author:Rudolph, F. and John R. Thelin
 
Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.