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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 181 No Child Left Behind? Education, Social Justice, and the United States

Can schools change society? This seminar surveys historical, sociological, legal, and political perspectives on the role of education in advancing social justice in America. Students will reflect on personal educational paths, learn about and apply critical theory, and consider divergent views on the responsibility of education to remedy past ills related to race, class, gender and other social issues. The course also situates the U.S. educational system within the increasingly competitive global community.