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EDD 618 The Idea of the Contemporary University
3 hours; 3 credits
Examination of the contemporary critique of higher education with particular focus on curriculum issues within the university and their connection with curriculum issues in the primary and secondary schools. The mission of the university is explored through the works of such thinkers as Michael Oakeshott, Alfred North Whitehead, José Ortega y Gasset, and Martha Nussbaum in order to speculate on how their ideas inform our study. The course provides a forum for students to extend their understanding of the U.S. university and its relationship to U.S. society, especially lower educational institutions.
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