EDU 160-2. Writing for Civic Engagement (W)
What does it mean to be "civically engaged"? How do individuals and groups create change for the good of society and the environment? What are the ethical considerations of volunteerism and service? We will explore these questions and more through critical reading, writing, democratic dialogue, self-reflection, and service. We will examine these questions and write about a wide variety of social justice and environmental issues, and/or our own community service project(s). Writing assignments will focus on academic research, techniques for clarity and fluency, and practical applications for writing such as grant proposals and position statements. Not open to students who have completed their writing course (W) requirement. (Writing Requirement (W)) KAUPER

EDU 205-1. History of Education (FYS)
This course explores the historical, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education. The class will draw upon the broad, theoretical issues of education through a variety of written and discussion-based activities. Particular attention is paid to curriculum theory, the civic and democratic mission of the common schools movement, Dewey and the Progressive Era of schooling, and the current social context of schools. Students are encouraged to critically analyze the purpose of schooling and to further develop their own philosophies of education through reflection and dialogue. Students will be expected to enroll in an online learning community and will receive ¼ additional adjunct course credit for their participation during the fall semester. (FYS) KAUPER

EDU 240-2. Education and Culture (W)
This course explores the influence of social issues such as discrimination, diversity, equity, racism, sexism, homophobia, and ethnic and socioeconomic pluralism in American schools. The goals for this class are to understand and be sensitive to the values, beliefs, lifestyles, and attitudes of individuals and the diverse groups found in a pluralistic society and to translate knowledge of human relations into attitudes, skills, and techniques that will support favorable learning experiences. Through critical analysis, this course reveals ways in which dehumanizing biases may be reflected in instructional materials, methodologies, media, and everyday encounters and understand how these interactions may influence classroom dynamics and student learning. No S/U option. Not open to students who have completed their writing course (W) requirement. (Writing Requirement (W)) HEINRICH

EDU 265-8. Topics: Masculinity & Education
This course examines the influence that hegemonic forms of masculinity exercise in the lives of boys and men in our society.  It examines the forces that have sought to restrict their emotional, social and mental well-being and questions how we, as a society, might challenge those forces to offer men and boys more liberating ways of being male in the world today.  Discussion centers primarily upon the role that schools might play in this process of advancing a revised masculine ethic in American culture. (Social Science) HEINRICH