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

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

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Education and Society; Non-Thesis-Course Work program consists exclusively of course work. This option is less research-oriented than the thesis and non-thesis project options and is suitable for practitioners interested in professional development with a theoretical orientation.

Required Courses (9 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 2021

    Instructors: Howard, Philip S (Fall)

    • 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 fifth lecture day.

  • EDER 600 Globalization, Education and 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 2022

    Instructors: Ghosh, Ratna (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: McDonough, Kevin (Winter)

    • 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 fifth lecture day.

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

21 credits from the following:

  • 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Strong, Teresa (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Strong, Teresa (Winter)

  • 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: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Milton, George (Lex) (Fall) Peters, Stephen (Winter)

    • 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 fifth 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 in Educational Studies (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Explores important current issues in the field of Educational Studies. (Content varies from year to year).

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Harvey, Blane; Howard, Philip S (Fall) Kalan, Amir; Mitchell, Claudia A; Zanazanian, Paul; Metallic, Janine (Winter)

    • 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 2021

    Instructors: Harju, Maija-Liisa (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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Peters, Stephen (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEM 644 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Explores and critiques the processes of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in relation to the field of curriculum studies. The focus will be on the role of the educator/leader as a curriculum professional in formal and non-formal learning environments.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDEM 660 Community Relations in Education (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Examines the role of school community relations to foster high quality learning environments. Explores and discusses methods for encouraging public involvement in education, the role of the leader in facilitating community engagement, and issues and dilemmas in community relations.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDEM 676 Organizing Non-Formal Learning (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critically examines policies, structures, pedagogies, theory and practice related to non-formal learning as found in community development, voluntary organizations, trade unions and social movements at local and global levels. Also considers methodological and theoretical issues in conducting research about non-formal education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Fall

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Patitsas, Elizabeth (Fall)

    • 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.

  • 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: Fall 2021

    Instructors: McDonough, Kevin (Fall)

  • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Low, Bronwen (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 2022

    Instructors: Ghosh, Ratna (Winter)

  • EDER 625 Special Topics in Educational Studies (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores important current issues in the field of Educational Studies. (Content varies from year to year.)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDER 626 Theory and Praxis of Ethics and Religious Education (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Study and critique of contemporary ethics and religious education models with a specific emphasis on Quebec’s Ethics and Religious Culture program. Introduces a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on the roles religion and ethics play starting from our personal lives to the classroom. Teaching strategies will be discussed and practiced and participants will develop their own understanding of the impact of religious and ethics education.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: JAFRALIE, SABRINA (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • **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 (15 credits)

15 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, at the 500 level or higher, may be taken outside of the Department, selected in consultation with the approval of Program Coordinator or Director, and Department Chair.

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