Critical Studies in Education

The purpose of the critical studies minor is to provide students in this program with opportunities to explore and apply critical theories as they relate to schooling, teaching and learning, and educational research. This critical analysis of education is centered on understanding cultural, institutional, and structural dynamics that create and perpetuate injustice, inequity, and oppression in education and schooling. Students will enact educational praxis that opens, and develops, and sustains critical consciousness around inequity, injustice, and oppression and supports those becoming critically conscious.  

For this minor, students will complete 3 graduate credit hours from the following: 

FOUN 7000/7006 CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

FOUN 7020/7026 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN EDUCATION

FOUN 7030/7036 MODERNITY, PHILOSOPHY AND THE CURRICULUM

FOUN 7040 PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

FOUN 8010/8016 MODERN EDUCATION AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES

Students will complete an additional 6 graduate credit hours in courses in advisor/coordinator-approved electives.

Students will complete three credit hours of directed study (FOUN 7900) with a critical studies faculty member. 

(Total of 12 credit hours.)