2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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FSA 101 - Introduction to Urban Education

Micro issues that occur in urban schools and communities and macro issues that occur in the broader educational system and U.S. society. How these issues impact education in urban contexts from anthropological, economic, educational, historical, political and sociological perspectives. Combines field experiences in urban schools with related readings. Fulfills: PRES. (3 cr. hr.)
Frequency code A = offered every semester

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the social and political forces impacting education in urban areas and demonstrate understanding of the issues affecting urban schools, urban students and urban teachers.
  2. Examine school reform in urban contexts, including a particular focus on teacher activism and community-based school reform.
  3. Recognize the role of student and teacher identity in urban contexts, including learning about students and families from marginalized and oppressed groups and the ways that these identities can shape school experiences.
  4. Explain theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of pedagogies that are prevalent and recommended for urban contexts, including culturally relevant teaching, multicultural education and assets-based approaches.
  5. Develop and exhibit a variety of presentations related to course content using appropriate presentation skills.

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