Jun 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog
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EDUC 000/4031 - Gender and Education (3 cr.)



Description
This class address the changing, but continuing patterns of marginalization, power, authority, and unequal expectations, opportunities, and treatment through educational systems for all students, female and male utilizing historical, contemporary, and cultural contexts. A number of ways will be explored on how gender is played out, structured, reproduced and transformed in contemporary formal settings (classrooms from preschool to university) and informal settings (non-classrooms). Foundational issues to be investigated including how gender complicates disciplinary knowledge (and vice versa), the (de) constructing and reinforcing of genders (via science and schooling), implications for teaching, society, and social justice as well as relationships among different cultural categories. Different narrative sources will be utilized including biography, popular culture, primary source materials, and artifacts. This will be a multi-disciplinary class with material drawn from sociology, gender & women’s studies, history, and other fields, applied distinctly policy and practice.



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