2023-2024 Catalog

EDUC 201 Sociocultural Foundations of Education

In this introductory course, students study, as a community of learners, the historical, philosophical, political, sociological, economic, and psychological foundations of U.S. education in the public school. Using a variety of analytical lenses, students will critically engage with key texts to examine factors that influence power, control, and the quality of schooling for urban communities. Throughout the semester, we will focus our analysis on the possibility and potential of achieving "socially-just" relationships in urban school communities through teacher practice, educational leadership, and community-based activism.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity