EDUC 3010 - INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY & SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF URBAN EDUCATION
In this course, students will develop an introductory and foundational understanding of the dynamics of urban education. The course will address the history of urban life, communities, and schools in the U.S., as well as provide an introduction to policy and practices in the field of urban education. Additionally, the course will take an interdisciplinary approach through readings and activities that are designed to help students establish a basis for lifelong learning through normative and critical reflection on urban education within its historical, philosophical, cultural and social contexts. This includes a focus on the history of cities, including 20th and 21st century urban transformation, the development and persistence of residential segregation, urban poverty, the criminalization of urban communities, and current trends in urban redevelopment, which may shape the future of urban education.