2020 Education Summer Courses


    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. 

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Andrea Vazquez


  • Issues in Educational Reform (5 credits)

  • EDUC 160

    Session 1

    Explores a variety of perspectives on key educational policy issues including desegregation, bilingual education, affirmative action, charter schools, national and state curriculum standards, student assessment and the assessment and certification of teachers. 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.

    Proposed Instructor - Kirsten Standeven


  • 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. 

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Kim Vachon


  • 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 waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Melissa Svigelj-Smith