Educ Foundations & Inq (EDFI)

EDFI 300  - Schools in Communities  (3 Credits)  

Social, political, and historical aspects of diverse educational institutions in American culture with an emphasis on families, schools, and communities. Sophomore standing.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service

EDFI 321  - Dynamics of American Public Education  (3 Credits)  

Extensive treatment of the social, political, economic, and philosophical influences that have shaped public education. Analysis of the financial, organizational, and legal aspects of education. Library assignments provide a working knowledge of professional standard references and journals. Junior or higher standing.

EDFI 350  - Antiracist Education  (3 Credits)  

Basic concepts, issues, and practices of antiracist education. Topics include individual and institutional racism, overt and covert racism, curriculum, textbooks, power relationships, teacher-student relationships, and privacy.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 350

EDFI 357  - Sociology of Education  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of educational institutions, organizations, processes, and their effects in contemporary society.

Prerequisites: SOCY 101.

Cross-listed course: SOCY 357

EDFI 361  - Comparative and International Education  (3 Credits)  

Understanding of schooling in a global society. An introduction to comparative and international education and its major theories practices and research methodologies with an examination of educational issues, levels and system in a variety of cultural contexts and countries.

EDFI 399  - Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

EDFI 592  - Historical Foundations of American Educational Thought  (3 Credits)  

A survey of the history, philosophy, administration, and legal bases of American education.

EDFI 643  - Southern Educational History  (3 Credits)  

Development of educational institutions in Southern society with special attention given to South Carolina.

EDFI 690  - Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)