Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

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: 3
Cultural Foundations of Education
History of American Education
Sociocultural and Sociopolitical Foundations of Education
Modernity, Philosophy and the Curriculum
Philosophy and Educational Research
Global Perspectives on Education
Modern Education and Comparative Perspectives
Students will complete 9 hours of coordinator-approved elective credits. A list of approved elective courses is available from the program coordinator each semester before registration begins.9
Total Hours12