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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 310 - Education, Schooling, and Democracy

This course is designed around three essential questions: What are the historic and current purposes of education in the United States?; What is the relationship between school and society?; and Do schools function as a site of democracy? Through the examination of texts, videos and the use of discussion and simulation, students will study foundational theories of progressive education, and consider what it means to participate in an education system and schooling within a democracy. They will explore who within society historically has had educational access, who has access in the 21st century, and why this is the case. Through interrogation of resources, deliberative discussion, and focused, supported writing, students will explore issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in public schools. This course satisfies the USM Core requirements for a WRI 3 course. As such, students will develop and adapt their existing skills to meet the demands of collegiate study and of new writing situations and diverse audiences. Students will become rhetorically versatile and purposeful readers and writers, harnessing the power of language as a means to discover and cultivate ideas and to communicate clearly, productively, and ethically within academic, workplace, and civic communities.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 100  or equivalent for all students; for students admitted fall 2021 or later: ENG 102  or equivalent (may be concurrent), or non-degree students; OR permission.
Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Engaged Learning; Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship; Writing, Reading, and Inquiry 3
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Course Type: Education

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