|Instructor||Professor Helen S. Astin|
This seminar is designed to explore topics relevant to college student development.
Schedule of Classes & Readings
The Goals of Higher Education Issues in Student Development
Theoretical Perspectives - (Personal Statement is Due)
Moral & Character Development * Lena not here
Identity Development (cont’d)
Reexamination of Issues in Student Development
Student Presentations * Chris not here
Papers are due
Barr, M.J., & Upcraft, M.L., Eds. (1990). New Futures for Student Affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Bateson, M.C. (1989). Composing A Life. New York: Penguin Books.
Belenky, M.F. et. al. Women's Ways of Knowing. Basic Books, 1986.
Davis, F.J. Who Is Black?
Evans, N. Facilitating the Development of Women. New Directions for Student Services, Jossey-Bass, 1985.
Fleming, J. (1984). Blacks in College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Funderborg, L. Black, White and Other.
Gilligan, C. In a Different Voice, Harvard University Press, 1977.
Hulbert, K.D., Shuster, D.T. (1993). Women's Lives Through Time. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Joseph, Katz & Associates, No Time for Youth, 1968.
Josselson, Ruthellen Finding Herself, 1987.
H. A. Katchadourian & J. Boli, Careerism and Intellectualism Among College Students, 1985.
King, P.M., Kitchener, K.S. (1994). Developing Reflective Judgment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Kuh, G.D., Schuh, J.H., Whitt, E.J. (1991). Involving Colleges: Successful Approaches to Fostering Student Learning and Development Outside the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Kurfiss, J.G. Critical Thinking ASHE-ERIC #2, 1988.
Lawrence-Lightfoot, S. (1994). I’ve Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
Magolda, M.B. (1992). Knowing and Reasoning in College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Pearson, C., Shavlik, D. and Touchton, J. Educating the Majority.
Rogers, C.R. On Becoming a Person. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1961.
Wright, D.J. Responding to the Needs of Today’s Minority Students. New Directions for Student Services, Jossey-Bass, 1987.
Evans, N.J., & Wall, V.A. (1991). Beyond Tolerance: Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals on Campus. Alexandria, VA: American College Personnel Association.
Noddings, Nel. (1984). Caring: A feminine approach to ethics and moral education. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Sacks, Peter (1996). Generation X goes to college: An eye-opening account of teaching in postmodern America. Chicago: Open Court.
Sidel, Ruth (1994). Battling bias: The struggle for identity and community on college campuses. New York: Viking Press.
Class Participation and Requirements
Week 2: The Goals of Higher Education Bowen, H. (1977). "Goals: The Intended Outcomes of Higher Education." Chapter 2 in Investment in Learning: Jossey-Bass, pp. 30-59. King, P.M. "Theories of College Student Development: Sequences and Consequences" from Journal of College Student Development. (November 1994) Vol. 35. Rogers, C. (1961). Chapter 8. On Becoming a Person. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. Strange, C. "Student Development: The Evolution and Status of an Essential Idea" from Journal of College Student Development. (November 1994) Vol. 35. Terenzini, P.T. "Good News and Bad News: The Implications of Strange's Propositions for Research" from Journal of College Student Development. (November 1994) Vol. 35. Pascarella and Terenzini, (1991). How College Affects Students, Chapter 1. Week 3: Theoretical Perspectives Erikson, E.H. (1968). "Eight Ages of Man." in Childhood and society: Norton, pp. 247-284. Morgan, E. and Farber, B.A. (1982). "Toward a Reformulation of the Eriksonian Model of Female Identity Development." in Adolescence, Spring, pp. 199-211. Chickering and Reisser (1993). Education and Identity, Chapters 1-4. Pascarella and Terenzini, (1991). How College Affects Students, Chapter 2. Moore, L. (1990). Evolving Theoretical Perspectives on Students, Chapter 1 Week 4: Cognitive Development Perry, W.G., Jr. "Cognitive and Ethical Growth: The Making of Meaning." in Today's Students and Their Needs, pp. 760-116. Feingold, A. (1988). "Cognitive Gender Differences Are Disappearing." American Psychologist, 43 (2), pp. 95-103. Bowen, H. (1977). Investment in Learning. Chapter 3. Magolda, M.B. (1992). Knowing and Reasoning in College: Gender-Related patterns in Students' Intellectual Development. Chapters 1, 2, 6. Pascarella and Terenzini (1991). How College Affects Students, Chapter 4. Chickering & Reisser (1993). Education and Identity, Chapter 2. Week 5: Moral Development Gilligan, C. "Moral Development." Chapter in Today’s Students and Their Needs, pp. 139-157. Smith, A.F. "Lawrence Kohlberg’s Cognitive Stage Theory of the Development of Moral Judgment." (1978). Bowen, H. (1977). "Emotional and Moral Development." In Investment in Learning. Miller, J.G. "Cultural Diversity in the Morality of Caring: Individually Oriented Versus Duty-Based Interpersonal Moral Codes" (1994). Chickering & Reisser (1993). Education and Identity, Chapter 8 Pascarella and Terenzini (1991). How College Affects Students, Chapter 8 Week 6: Psychosocial Development Peplau, L. and Perlman, D. "Transition to College: Loneliness and the Process of Social Adjustment" from Loneliness - A Sourcebook of Current Theory, Research and Therapy. John Wiley & Sons. Josselson, R. (1983). Pathways to Identity Development in Women. Chapter 2. Pascarella and Terenzini (1991). How College Affects Students, Chapters 5,6,7. Chickering & Reisser (1993). Education and Identity, Chapters 3,4, 5. Week 7 & 8: Cross, Jr., W. "Rethinking Nigrescence." In Shades of Black - Diversity in African-American Identity. Tatum, B. "Talking about Race, Learning about Racism: The Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in the Classroom," In Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education. Rendon, L. "From the Barrio to the Academy: Revelations of a Mexican American 'Scholarship Girl'," In Racial/ Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education. Phinney, J. "Ethnic Identity in Adolescents and Adults: Review of Research" From Psychological Bulletin, (1990). Vol. 108. No. 3, 499-514. Moore, L. (1990). Evolving Theoretical Perspectives on Students. Chapters 2,3,4, & 5. Chickering & Reisser (1993). Education and Identity, Chapter 6 Week 9: Promoting Student Development Huebner, L.A. (1989). "Interaction of Student and Campus." King, P.M. & Magolda, M.B. "A Developmental Perspective on Learning," from Journal of College Student Development. (March/April 1996), Vol. 37. No. 2. Moore, L.V. (1990). Evolving Theoretical Perspectives on Students. Chapters 6 & 7 - "Theory in Student Affairs: Evolving Perspectives" and "Perspectives on Age Differences," Chickering & Reisser (1993). Education and Identity, Chapter 16 Guidelines for Term Paper (15 pages) Select a topic or question you plan to address (e.g. identity, ethics, leadership, specific student issue, etc.). As you explore and write on the topic embed your analysis and discussion on the theoretical perspectives we covered in class, and do the following: 1. Brief introduction about what this topic is all about and questions you plan to examine. 2. Review the relevant literature on the topic. What do we know; what are the critical issues, etc.? 3. If you want to collect some data of your own, have a section in your paper that describes your study’s population, the questions you have tried to explore and what you found. 4. Next/future steps: (a) What are the major questions for which we have no or limited information? (b) What are your ideas of what kind of study or studies can assist us in dealing with, and/or answering some of these questions? 5. List of references used 6. Annotate 3 references
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