This course deals with philosophical, historical, psychological and sociological foundations that shape curriculum practices. This course includes an introduction to the literature, theories, and designs of curriculum. The approach will be analytical and theoretical, attempting to clarify the relationship between theory and practice. This course also explores where education has come from, and where it is going. Specific areas of study include the historical, psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations, as well as the spiritual perspective of curriculum and education. All of these will be examined from a Christian perspective, especially the Seventh-day Adventist perspective; however, secular perspectives will be analyzed, in an attempt to better understand where they come from, and how they can help or hurt truth-seeking Christians.

Necessary skills for academic writing, including proper use of sources and avoiding plagiarism, organization, the basics of APA style, punctuation, and gender inclusive language. Academic writing ability and knowledge of research procedure is developed through class activities and feedback.