Master of Arts (M.A.) Education and Society (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

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Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. non-thesis option consists mostly of coursework, and includes two 6 credit projects. This option is suitable for practitioners interested in professional development with a research and theoretical orientation. The project creates an opportunity for students to investigate a particular interest.

Research Project (12 credits)

  • EDER 633 Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Theoretical or practical project to explore and analyze an area of interest relevant to education and society.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mindy Carter, Teresa Strong, Naomi Nichols (Fall) Boghos Zanazanian, Christian Ehret, Caroline Joan Riches, Naomi Nichols, Lisa Trimble (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Taken in final semester.

  • EDER 634 Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Theoretical or practical project to explore and analyze an area of interest relevant to education and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • EDEM 609 Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critical exploration of contemporary issues in educational theory and research, in terms of current scholarship in the field, current educational contexts, and various research paradigms. Educational issues as expressions of social, ethical, political, economic, epistemological and cultural reconfigurations. Students will learn to be critical consumers of educational theories and research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Fall) Teresa Strong, Dale Boyle (Winter) Dawn Wiseman, Lisa Trimble (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Naomi Nichols (Fall) Mindy Carter (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

  • EDEC 602 Foundations in Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course introduces the field of curriculum studies, including a historical approach to the discourses, debates and issues that have shaped it. Students will actively explore relationships between curriculum theory and professional as well as pedagogical practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEC 606 Autobiographical Approaches in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course focuses on understanding the relationship between self and other through autobiography in curriculum studies. Students will explore new approaches and critical engagement with teacher self-study, auto ethnography, life writing, memoir reading, artistic practices, writing the self, and memory studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Teresa Strong (Fall)

  • EDEC 612 Digital Media and Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course addresses emerging theories, pedagogies, and practices related to youth learning through digital media and online participatory cultures. Through direct engagement with multiple forms of digital media and youth, students will consider implications for teaching and learning within and beyond schools.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Winter) Lisa Trimble, Sara Doody (Summer)

    • Fall

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, when offered in the summer term, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

    • Please note: students taking this course as part of a Teacher Education Program leading to certification will also integrate e-portfolios.

  • EDEC 617 Special Topics - Literacy Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Special topics in literacy studies.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Teresa Strong (Summer)

    • Winter

  • EDEC 620 Meanings of Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Investigation of basic issues related to definitions of literacy. Issues include new directions in literacy and education, the need for non-print literacies in contemporary life, and the challenges these changes present for educators.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Christian Ehret (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 620.

  • EDEC 627 Critical Discourse Studies in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Examines critical theories of and approaches to studying discourse, with a focus on the roles of discourse as social and ideological practice in (re-)producing, questioning or challenging power relations, subject positions and established social orders. Emphasis is placed on theory and practice of discourse studies in educational contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDEC 628 Literacy - Multilingual/Multicultural Settings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course examines the teaching of literacy in a range of multilingual and multicultural settings in schooling and society, primarily from the sociocultural perspectives of self and group identity as well as empowerment within majority-minority group relations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEC 635 Research Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The course offers a research-led introduction to processes and practices of research writing. Working to develop their research writing projects, students learn to examine, critically reflect on, and participate in the research writing practices in their fields, guided by current research on the discursive construction of knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDER 600 Globalization, Education & Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The impact of globalization on educational institutions, processes and practices. Topics may include the politics of change, teachers' work, educational reform, technology, environment, educational management and leadership.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Winter)

  • EDER 606 Philosophy of Moral Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of principles underlying contemporary moral education such as what constitutes moral values and judgments, normative basis for morality, and differing foundations employed in determining moral norms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDER 607 Ethics and Values in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Considers education as a concept and practice influenced by values (ethical, religious, aesthetic, cultural, political, etc.). Includes a critical examination of selected approaches to values education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDER 608 Educational Implications of Social Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of some of the educational implications of various social and political theories: liberalism, Marxism and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDER 609 Education and Philosophical Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of the educational implications of various philosophical positions concerning the nature of reality and the nature of knowledge.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Summer)

    • Fall

  • EDER 614 Sociology of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Social context of schooling, including education and social stratification and socialization processes within and outside schools.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Naomi Nichols (Fall)

    • Winter

  • EDER 615 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores questions, aims, debates and modes of inquiry that characterize philosophical approaches to studying educational questions. Introduces philosophy of education as a distinctive field of educational research and may focus on figures or themes of contemporary interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • EDER 617 Aesthetics and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination and critical analysis of selected readings on the topic of aesthetics, with specific reference to their application to educational practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDER 622 Studies in Comparative Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Comparative study of the economic, political and social aspects of education systems.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Winter)

  • EDER 625 Topics: Culture in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : In-depth examination of topics in culture in education. Content will vary from year to year and will be announced prior to registration. (Examples: Postmodernism and Education; Antiracist Education; Cultural Relativism and Critical Thinking; Popular Culture and Education.)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDER 626 Topics: Value in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : In-depth examination of topics in values in education. Content will vary from year to year and will be announced prior to registration. (Examples: Spirituality and Education; Patterns of Moral/Spiritual Development; Ethics and Education.)

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Sabrina Jafralie (Fall)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • EDER 643 Women, Education and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course will trace the major theoretical developments in women and development and relate them to educational issues in the formal, non-formal and informal settings. There will be an emphasis on the significance and policy implications of women's education for sustainable developments in the countries of the South.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh (Fall)

  • EDER 649 Education: Multicultural Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Majority-minority relations and their implications for educational policy and practice.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh (Summer)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

Elective Courses (12 credits)

12 credits at the 500 level or higher. An elective course can be any course in DISE. If the course is outside of the department, the student should consult with the Program Director or Coordinator prior to registering for the course. A maximum of 6 credits outside DISE is permitted.

Faculty of Education—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)