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Educational Studies Concentration (EDUCc)

Director: Professor Deborah Appleman

The Educational Studies Concentration provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of education as an individual pursuit, an institutional venture, and a societal problem. The concentration aims to develop thoughtful, skillful and imaginative students of the psychology, cultural history, and politics of education. Students will pursue the study of education as both a disabusing and an enabling liberal art, one which reveals the constraints of socialization and informs alternative visions of self and community. The concentration is appropriate for students of all majors interested in the stewardship of teaching and learning.

Requirements for the Concentration:

All students will be required to take a minimum of seven courses: three core courses, three supporting courses and a senior seminar.

Core Courses (any three):

EDUC 110 Introduction to Educational Studies

EDUC 225 Issues in Urban Education

EDUC 234 Educational Psychology

EDUC 240 Philosophies of Education or

EDUC 353 Schooling and Opportunity in American Society

Supporting Courses: Select one course from each of the three clusters; these courses must be from three different departments. The courses listed below are suggestions. We can neither control nor predict when courses from other departments are offered. If you have difficulty enrolling in a course for a particular cluster, please see the concentration coordinator to discuss other courses that might fulfill the requirement.

Cluster I (Learning, Cognition and Development)

EDUC 344 Teenage Wasteland: Adolescence and the American High School (Not offered in 2006-2007)

PSYC 210 Psychology of Learning (Not offered in 2006-2007)

PSYC 236 Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision-Making (Not offered in 2006-2007)

PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology

Cluster II (Schooling in a Diverse Society)

EDUC 238 Multicultural Education

EDUC 360 Gender, Sexuality, and Schooling (Not offered in 2006-2007)

EDUC 336 History of African American Education (Not offered in 2006-2007)

HIST 220 African American History I

HIST 221 African American History II

PSYC 384 Psychology of Prejudice

RELG 140 Religion and American Culture

Cluster III (Education and Inequality)

EDUC 225 Issues in Urban Education

EDUC 353 Schooling and Opportunity in American Society (Not offered in 2006-2007)

POSC 306 Racial and Ethnic Politics

POSC 308 Poverty and Public Policy (Not offered in 2006-2007)

SOAN 220 Class, Power and Inequality in America

WGST 396 Crossing Borders with Transnational Feminists

Senior Seminar: EDUC 395 Education and Social Change