Tompkins Cortland Community College

EDUC295 - Foundations of Education


Cross-listed as SOCI 295. This course is designed to introduce students to the historical, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education. Students explore the philosophical aims and historical development of education; the relationship between education, society, and culture; the relationship between social stratification (e.g., race, gender, class, sexual orientation), and educational opportunities and outcomes; and the relationship between the state, public policy, and educational reform. In addition, students develop a personal philosophy of teaching that connects theory and practice, and addresses diversity and social justice. Prerequisites: ENGL 101; SOCI 101; MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.