Department Information

Chair:
Kimberly Rombach, Chair and Professor
Education Building, Room 1241
Phone: 607-753-2706
Fax: 607-753-5976
Email:
kimberly.rombach@cortland.edu
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Course Detail

EDU 640 - Conflict and Controversy in Social Education

This course involves the systematic study of the theories and methods that deal with teaching social issues to diverse populations of elementary school students. The course will consider aspects of the history of social studies and theory and research in social education. The course will stress, among other things, the nature of controversial subject matter, the methods of teaching critical social-inquiry, and ways of constructing a learning community or milieu.

Attention also will be directed at developing competencies in social studies-related learning strategies, such as problem solving, critical thinking and reading, awareness of current events, and participatory citizenship activities.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code B = offered at least once per year
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.