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The Politics of Education
EDST 340
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

This course is an introduction to the complex political processes that shape public education in the United States. This course integrates concepts from multiple fields, including political science, government, sociology, and education, to examine how education is both a site of and a tool to manage broader social conflicts. Through readings, class discussions, and assignments, we will grapple with the following questions: Who governs public education in the United States? What forces and processes shape the formulation, enactment, and impact of education policies? How do educators, parents, and youth wield power to propel or resist education policy decisions? How do institutions of higher education, philanthropic organizations, governmental agencies, and other organizations influence the trajectory of education policy? This course will also introduce students to analytic tools that will allow them to unpack and interpret the politics surrounding education.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: EDST221 OR EDST230 OR EDST241 OR EDST349 OR EDST235
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on OCT-02-2023
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