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DOCTOR OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM COURSEWORK AND
APPLIED PROJECT

EDU 701 - The Great Conversation: The Cornerstone Course (required)     4 Credit Hours
  This first course for the Doctor of Education degree program is specially designed  to guide the student through the process of designing his her program of study. Students are introduced to the interpretive process used at the university by learning how to write effective higher order evaluative questions which prepares students for the in-depth discussions that follow in this course and throughout their studies in the doctoral program. Students learn how to best utilize Encyclopedia Britannica's 60-volume set of the Great Books of the Western World in order to get the most out of their doctoral studies research. Finally, students choose the additional coursework and begin the preliminary work towards planning the appropriate legal research in preparation for designing the applied project.

 


Education Topics


EDU 720-1: The means and ends of education (required)
   



4 Credit Hours
 

Authors: Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Montaigne, Cervantes, Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Milton, Swift, Smith, Kant, Hegel, Tolstoy, James, Freud, Dewey, Whitehead, Veblen, Lévi-Strauss

This course explores the following subtopics:

1a. The ideal of the educated person
Authors: Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Montaigne, Cervantes, Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Milton, Swift, Smith, Kant, Hegel, Tolstoy, William James, Freud, Dewey, Whitehead, Veblen, and Lévi-Strauss

1b. The education of women
Authors: Erasmus, Moliere, Tocqueville, Eliot, George, Twain, Ibsen, Dewey, Whitehead, and Huizinga

1c. The disadvantages of being educated

Authors: Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Augustine, Hobbes, Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Bacon, Descartes, Locke, Swift, Rousseau, Smith, Kant, Boswell, and Goethe

 

EDU 720-2: The kinds of education: physical, moral, liberal, professional, liberal  (required)    
4 Credit Hours
 

Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Augustine, Calvin, Montaigne, Bacon, Descartes, Pascal, Hegel, Austen, Marx, Barth, Weber, Shaw

 

EDU 720-3: The training of the body and the cultivation of bodily skills: gymnastics, Manual work  (required)  
4 Credit Hours
 

Authors: Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Plotinus, Virgil, Plutarch, Rabelais, Montaigne, Swift, Rousseau, Gibbon, Hegel, Darwin, James, Veblen, Proust 

 

EDU 720-4: The formation of a good character: virtue, a right will: The cultivation of aesthetic taste (required)  
4 Credit Hours
 


Authors: Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius, Plotinus, Plutarch, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Chaucer, Montaigne, Bacon, Milton, Moliere, Montesquieu, Kant, Mill, Hegel, Tocqueville, Dickens, Darwin, Dostoevsky, James, Freud, Whitehead, Veblen, Proust

This course explores the following subtopics:

4a. The possibility and limits of moral education: knowledge and virtue
Authors: Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Aurelius, Plutarch, Augustine, Aquinas, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Bacon, Milton, Locke, Rousseau, Gibbon, Kant, Mill, Hegel, Darwin, Tolstoy, James, Freud, Veblen

4b. The influence of the family in moral training
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Aurelius, Plutarch, Augustine, Aquinas, Chaucer, Montaigne, Spinoza, Locke, Swift, Diderot, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Twain, Dostoevsky, Freud

4c. The role of the state in moral education: law, custom, public opinion
Authors: Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Montaigne, Bacon, Milton, Locke, Swift, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Smith Gibbon, Kant, Mill, Hegel, Tocqueville, Darwin, Freud

4d. The effects upon character of poetry, music, and other arts: the role of History and examples
Authors: Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Aurelius, Plotinus, Virgil, Plutarch, Tacitus, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Bacon, Descartes, Milton, Pascal, Molière, Racine, Rousseau, Smith, Gibbon, Kant, Boswell, Hegel, Nietzsche, Tocqueville, Huizinga, Cather     

 

EDU 720-5: The improvement of the mind by teaching and learning (required)   4 Credit Hours
 


This course includes the following subtopics:

5a.  The profession of teaching: the relation of teacher and student
Authors: Homer, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Plutarch, Tacitus, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Chaucer, Rabelais, Erasmus, Montaigne, Bacon, Milton, Smith, Mill, Boswell, Goethe, Tolstoy, Dewey, Veblen, Weber, Lévi-Strauss

5b. The means and methods of teaching
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Epictetus, Augustine, Aquinas, Rabelais, Montaigne, Harvey, Bacon, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Swift, Kant, Boswell, Hegel, Goethe, Dickens, James, Dewey, Wittgenstein, Weber, Lévi-Strauss

5c. The nature of learning: its several modes
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Montaigne, Bacon, Descartes, Molière, Locke, Kant, Mill, Boswell, Lavoisier, Hegel, Nietzsche, Twain, James, Dewey, Wittgenstein, Waddington, Veblen, Weber

5d. The order of learning: the organization of the curriculum
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Nicomachus, Epictetus, Ptolemy, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Rabelais, Montaigne, Harvey, Bacon, Descartes, Locke, Smith, Kant, Boswell, Tocqueville, Goethe, Eliot, Dostoevsky, James, Dewey, Whitehead Veblen, Weber, Lévi-Strauss

5e. The emotional aspects of learning: pleasure, desire, interest
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Lucretius, Epictetus, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Hobbes, Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Harvey, Spinoza, Pascal, Locke, Rousseau, Boswell, Goethe, James, Dewey, Whitehead, Hardy

5f. Learning apart from teachers and books: the role of experience
Authors: Homer, Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Gilbert, Harvey, Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Pascal, Moliere, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Smith, Kant, Mill, Dickens, James, Dewey, Plank, Veblen, Lévi-Strauss

 

EDU 720-6: The acquisition of techniques: preparation for the vocations, Arts and professions (required)  
4 Credit Hours
 
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Lucretius, Plutarch, Rabelais, Molière, Smith, Gibbon, Kant, Mill, Tocqueville, Goethe, Austen, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Dewey, Whitehead, Veblen, Tawney, Weber

 

 

 

Additional Coursework

Student designs 3 four-credit hour courses choosing topics in education and/or on related topics, for example: SSC 711 Citizen, SSC 712 Constitution, SSC 716 Democracy or SSC 746 Law, NSC 752 Mathematics, NSC 783 Science.

 




12 Credit Hours
 


Authors: Selected authors from the Great Books of the Western World

Each complete Topic of a Great Idea studied at the graduate level is equivalent to 4 credit hours of course work.  Each complete Volume of the Great Books of the Western World studied at the graduate level is equivalent to 4 credit hours of course work.

 

Education Topics

EDU 720-8: Education and the state (required)
 


4 Credit Hours
 
This course includes the following subtopics:

8a. The educational responsibility of the family and the state
Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Aquinas, Hobbes, Montaigne, Swift, Rousseau, Smith, Gibbon, Hegel, Tocqueville, Marx, and Weber

8b. The economic support of educational institutions

Authors: Bacon, Swift, Smith, Gibbon, Mill, Boswell, Hegel, and Veblen

8c. The political regulation and censorship of education

Authors: Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Tacitus, Augustine, Hobbes, Cervantes, Bacon, Milton, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Gibbon, Mill, Boswell, and Hegel

8d. The training of the prince, the statesman, the citizen, the proletariat, aristocratic, and democratic theories of education

Authors: Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Aurelius, Virgil, Plutarch, Tacitus, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Bacon, Rousseau, Smith, Gibbon, Federalist, Mill, Hegel, Tocqueville, Marx, Freud, Weber, and Orwell

 

EDU 720-9: Historical and biographical observations concerning the institutions and practices of education (required)  

4 Credit Hours
 
Authors: Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Aurelius Plutarch, Augustine, Hobbes, Rabelais, Erasmus, Montaigne, Cervantes, Bacon, Descartes, Milton, Molière, Swift, Diderot, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Smith, Gibbon, Mill, Boswell, Hegel, Tocqueville, Goethe, Eliot, Dewey, Whitehead, Hardy, Veblen, Weber Huizinga, Lévi-Strauss, and Joyce

 

Applied Project Preparation

EDU 702 Legal Research and Scholarly Legal Article

 

4 Credit Hours
 
Part one of this course prepares students to conduct comprehensive research on educational laws, both federal and state regulations, laws, and rules for state in which he or she resides. Students participate in a series of discussions over the reading assignments and complete a workshop on research methods. 

Part two of the course gives students guidance for reporting the findings of the research in a scholarly legal article. In all fields of scientific and creative endeavor, scholars write articles and books, generate research proposals and design and implement applied projects. The document students write for the Doctor of Education degree program will be published by Harrison Middleton University.  Adherence to a set of guidelines is a necessary prerequisite to the typical review and analysis that leads to publication or public display. Students participate in a series of discussions on the reading assignments which detail the instructions for writing the scholarly legal article.

After successfully completing part one and part two of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the necessary skills needed for conducting, analyzing, and reporting the results of their legal research.

 

Doctoral Capstone Course   8 Credit Hours
 
The doctoral applied project must be based on a substantial and sustained research project and constitutes a significant contribution to knowledge in the student's discipline.  Students design an applied project by investigating a problem or issue identified during their course of study. 

 

Total:

  60 Credit Hours