An exploration of schooling and its relationship to culture and society, focusing on women's role in education as both students and educators. Uses a historical, sociological, and feminist lens in examination of women's struggle for equality in education, with parallels drawn to struggles of other subjects of marginalization. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Spring.
Young adult novels often describe teenage characters as they explore their own changing identities. These novels also provide prospective teachers with insight into adolescents. In this interdisciplinary exploration of literature and education, students will analyze how these novels relate to adolescent development and can help teachers understand their future students. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP including ITW 101 and QL. Annually.
This interdisciplinary course traces roots and growth of student activism on local and national levels. It examines youth empowerment within the United States since 1960 using the disciplines of History and Political Science. Emphasis given to addressing how student activism in previous decades compares to 21st-century American student activism. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Fall, Spring.