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PRSP 301 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning

This course considers, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the questions: "What is the purpose and value of an education today? What does it mean to be educated? What does it mean for students to have responsibility and authority over their education, and what contexts empower or constrain students' abilities to exercise responsibility and authority? How does an education shape (and how is it shaped by) one's identities, interactions with communities, and/or global challenges?" While it is a required course for all students who plan to complete an Individualized B.A/BAS, it is also a helpful course for students in any of the other colleges who are not sure about their major focus. The course helps students develop their own individualized degree plans or program outlines by providing time to reflect on what they want to learn and the best way to learn it. While most students often focus first on their vocational goals in higher education, this course challenges students to think also about their community involvement and lifelong learning needs.

Special information

Note: Course required for individualized BA and BAS degree seeking students. Undecided students also welcome.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes

General

  • Examine one's education within the context of formal, informal, and experiential learning.
  • Analyze factors such as gender, race, class, geography and culture that influence people's understanding of what it means to be educated.
  • Design an individualized degree plan that fulfills student's self-defined learning goals in the context of their education and life trajectory.
  • Demonstrate awareness of approaches and perspectives to adult learning that underlie the individualized studies program.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Woldeab, Daniel Books for PRSP-301-01 Spring 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-01 Spring 2024
02 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Tranvik, Isak Books for PRSP-301-02 Spring 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-02 Spring 2024
50 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Kunkle, Sheila L Books for PRSP-301-50 Spring 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-50 Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Punti, Gemma Books for PRSP-301-50 Summer 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-50 Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Woldeab, Daniel Books for PRSP-301-01 Fall 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-01 Fall 2024
04 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Punti, Gemma Books for PRSP-301-04 Fall 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-04 Fall 2024
50 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Kunkle, Sheila L Books for PRSP-301-50 Fall 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-50 Fall 2024
51 Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning Bohannon, Richard R Books for PRSP-301-51 Fall 2024 Course details for PRSP-301-51 Fall 2024