Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

EDUC 502 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUC

Long Title: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION
Department: Education
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: The course examines the way globalization, immigration, privatization and the increasing diversity in our student population is shaping, and being shaped, by America's schools. An exploration of these and other issues from both micro- (student) and macro- (systemic) levels, will be the mainstay of the course. The lenses of sociology, psychology and political economy will be used throughout the semester. The course is open to students in these fields and to students exploring a career in teaching, and is recommended for students entering the teacher education program. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 202. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 202. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EDUC 502 if student has credit for EDUC 202.