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Introduction to Social Justice Education
Summer 2023
Section: 01  

What is social justice? What are the origins and theoretical foundations of social justice education? What are effective methods of teaching social justice? This course will provide a space for students to learn about liberatory methods for teaching and practicing social justice while interrogating the historical discourses that have shaped social justice education. The first half of the course will focus on understanding the history and theoretical underpinnings of social justice education. In this section, we will focus on liberation philosophy, critical pedagogy, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, intercultural communication theories, queer theory, indigenous studies, and disability studies.

The second half of the course will focus on contemporary practices and perspectives related to social justice education with a particular focus on liberatory, dialogic, and nonviolent approaches to social change. The coursework will involve reflection essays on class lectures and readings as well as intergroup dialogue and group activities that will encourage students to examine their own connection to the theoretical concepts presented in the lectures and homework assignments. The culminating project/final will be a research paper wherein students will explore one aspect of their own educational journey and connect it to the course content. Students will be provided a course pack for this class with all required reading materials.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAY-21-2024
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