2018-2019 Catalog

CTSJ 211 Critical Pedagogy

Critical pedagogy aims to develop collective critical consciousness for the purpose of transforming oppressive socio-political conditions. In this course, students will study critical pedagogy from historical, political, and sociological perspectives. Students in the course will consider traditional student/teacher relationships, pedagogical approaches, as well as hierarchies of knowledge promulgated by schools and textbook publishers. Students will analyze and critique theories of the Frankfurt School and the emancipatory works of Paolo Freire, the most renowned critical pedagogist. Additionally, contemporary readings from Henry Giroux, bell hooks, and Peter McLaren will focus on critical pedagogy in relation to social structures, globalization, media, and race.


4 units