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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Educational Studies, Minor


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Global Education Track


This minor track helps students understand the impact of globalization and internationalization on education and non-governmental organizations while giving them basic knowledge and skills of learning theory, working with English Language Learners, and global citizenship to promote more equitable educational opportunities.  This Minor is intended for students with any major who are interested in researching the education of migrant, immigrant, or refugee groups domestically or abroad; examining the role of  governmental or non-governmental organizations and international aid; working with youth or adult education programs outside the United States; or administering international studies programs within secondary or post-secondary education institutions.

Required Credit Hours: 18


Globalization and Education (3 credits)


Three Elective Courses in Issues in Globalization (9 credits)


Three elective courses on issues in globalization (9), or methods that could be used to explore the relationship between education and globalization, chosen in consultation with an advisor.  A suggested list of elective courses in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Government, Public Policy, History, International Relations, Sociology, and other areas will be maintained on the Educational Studies webpage. A credit bearing internship or research experience could serve as part of the elective credit total.

Global Experience (course credit not required)


Students must fulfill at least 40 hours of approved off-campus (domestic or abroad) experiential work on a global education topic (e.g., study abroad or service trip, internship, tutoring, independent field research).

a.  With approval of a program co-director, students may also arrange to receive[Office1]  independent study credit for academic study associated with the required experiential work. 

b.  In cases where this experiential work is not done for credit, it must be approved by a program co-director, and in many cases it may be eligible for receiving COLL 300 credit. 

Policy and Equity Track


The Policy and Equity track of the Educational Studies Minor advances interdisciplinary perspectives necessary for understanding the wide range of challenges facing public education in American society.  Courses in this track focus on an analysis of policy and the conditions of schooling at the macro and societal level, as well as an emphasis on examining the impact of educational policy and organizations on people's lives. Students in these courses will engage in developing strategies to address and counter the consequences and inequities that result from many of these policies and structures. The courses within this Minor share the common assumption that ensuring access to a quality education and opportunities to engage in a democratic (and global) society is central to the individual human condition and the overall collective "good."  

Required Credit Hours: 18


One of the Following Courses (3 credits)


  • AFST 306 - Multicultural Education (3)
  • EDUC 317 - Race and Education (3)
  • EDUC 417 - Contemporary Issues in Urban Education (3)

Three Elective Courses (9 credits)


Three elective courses (9 credits) on policy and equity issues, or methods used to explore equity issues, chosen in consultation with an advisor. A suggested list of elective courses in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Government, Public Policy, History, Psychology, Sociology, and other areas will be maintained on the Educational Studies webpage.  A credit bearing internship or research experience could serve as part of the elective credit total.

Experiential Learning (course credit non required)


Students must fulfill at least 40 hours of approved off-campus experiential work on an education topic (e.g., internship, tutoring, independent field research).         

a.  With approval of a program co-director, students may also arrange to receive independent study credit for academic study associated with the required experiential work. 

b.  In cases where this experiential work is not done for credit, it must be approved by a program co-director, and in many cases it may be eligible for receiving COLL 300 credit. 

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