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[EDYS 102] Historical and Philosophical Perspectives in Education and Youth Studies

An exploration of a variety of philosophical and historical approaches to the study of education and youth are integrated throughout this class. Students’ own educational experiences are taken into consideration through digital stories. These student experiences, in school and out of school, as well as the students’ developmental histories and personal philosophies, are considered in their relation to each other, as sources of knowledge and understanding. Students read and write about philosophers and theorists from a broad range of traditions, periods, and places. Integrated with philosophical explorations, students undertake historical investigations of schooling youth; this course focuses on the history of the U.S. and the development of ideas of democratic schooling in contexts of inequality. These explorations also include investigating how media and propaganda impact societal norms and influence education and youth. Additionally, a strong emphasis is placed on anti- racism, anti-sexism, anti-heterosexism, and

Course Title

Historical and Philosophical Perspectives in Education and Youth Studies

Course Code

EDYS 102



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Offered each fall and alternate spring semesters.



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