2020 Education Summer Courses


    Immigrants and Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 128

    Session 1

    Research and theory on the education of immigrant students. Major topics include the Americanization movement and America's changing demography, identity maintenance and change, home-school relations, and educators' roles in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. (General Education Code: ER.)

    Participation for the asynchronous activities and synchronous activities will be evaluated differently. The asynchronous activity will have an accompanying review sheet or quiz that would need to be completed by a certain due date for each activity. The synchronous zoom meetings will require that all participants have their camera turned on, and active participation in the small group discussions that will take place.

    All students - restrictions lifted in summer. 

    Proposed Instructor - Jolene Gregory

    See in Schedule of Classes


  • Gender And Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 135

    Session 2

    Addresses the changing but continuing patterns of unequal expectations, opportunities, and treatment throughout the educational system for all students, female and male, who do not match a standard model of gender performance. Enrollment is restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor.

    Students will be asked to participate in online discussion forums, peer collaboration, self-reflection, social and cultural analysis, and to complete readings and questions that accompany the online textual, audio, video, and lecture resources as well as prepare brief writing submissions throughout the five weeks. 

    All students - restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Andrea Vazquez

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  • Urban Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 164

    Session 2

    Focuses on urban schooling through critical readings, fieldwork, group projects, and extensive writing. Students explore how socialization, marginalization, and assimilation impede or support academic success, how class intersects with "race", and how "culture" affects one's orientation to education. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. 

    Students will be asked to participate in online discussion forums, peer collaboration, self-reflection, social and cultural analysis, and to complete readings and questions that accompany the online textual, audio, video, and lecture resources as well as prepare brief writing submissions throughout the five weeks.

    All students - restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Kim Vachon

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  • Race, Class, and Culture in Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 181

    Session 1

    Examines the schooling experience and educational attainment of racial/ethnic minority students in the U.S. Focuses primarily on domestic minorities. Addresses issues of variability between and within minority groups and the role of cultural, structural, and psychological factors in the educational attainment of these students. Enrollment is restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    All students - restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Melissa Svigelj-Smith

    See in Schedule of Classes