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CW 25AC - Reading in and about U.S. Education Institutions

Spring 2021
Description 

In this seminar, we will read, discuss, and write about the American educational system, especially within a multicultural context. The goal is to deepen the understanding of the history, diversity, and values of American educational institutions, while strengthening reading and seminar participation skills through synthesis, critique and analysis. 

This course is partially intended to introduce international students to U.S.educational policy, debates, and history, but all students are welcome.  The best class is one that allows for dialogue between internationally- and U.S.-educated students from diverse backgrounds. 

Breadth Requirement: This course satisfies the University's American Cultures Requirement

Minor Requirement: This course can be applied toward the Education Minor

Available in 
Fall and Spring
Prerequisites 
None
Units and Format 
3 units – Three hours of lecture per week
Grading Option 
Letter grade or P/NP
Fulfills 
Education Minor
American Cultures

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Theme

Time

Instructor

Class Number: 21869
Meeting time @ place:
- @ Online - Asynchronous
Section Theme: Access and Diversity
Instructor: Margi Wald
Section Description:

In this seminar, we will read, discuss, and write about the American educational system, especially within a multicultural context. The goal is to deepen the understanding of the history, diversity, and values of American educational institutions, while strengthening reading and seminar participation skills through synthesis, critique and analysis.

This course is partially intended to introduce international students to U.S. educational policy, debates, and history, but all students are welcome. The best class is one that allows for dialogue between internationally- and U.S.-educated students from diverse backgrounds. 

Important: Although this class is offered by College Writing Programs, it is not a writing class. You will, of course, do several short writing assignments, but class time will not be spent in discussing writing techniques, etc. If you have writing concerns, you can always come to office hours to discuss them.

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