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  The Graduate School of Education 2014–2016 Undergraduate Minor: Education as a Social Science  

Undergraduate Minor: Education as a Social Science

The education minor is designed for undergraduate students interested in investigating learning and teaching in a broad range of human contexts. This minor takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of educative practices and is premised on several key assumptions: learning and teaching are fundamental human and cultural processes; education is intimately bound up with social, cultural, economic, and political systems; and reflection and inquiry are powerful tools for exploring teaching and learning in all human contexts. Through a minor in education, students will examine each of these assumptions by investigating educative practices in and outside of formal settings. The education minor is designed for students interested in educational practice, policy, and research, but it is not a pathway to teacher certification. Instead, the aim is to provide students with an interdisciplinary study of the multiple settings in which education takes place, and how educative practices are part of daily life.

Education minors will take a minimum of 18 credits. All minors will take 05:300:200  Introduction to Education. In addition, they will take five other courses, one of which may be taken outside the Graduate School of Education, from an approved list of courses. At least 12 credits in the minor must be completed at the 300 level or above. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C for all courses in the minor.

Required Course:

05:300:200  Introduction to Education (3)

GSE Courses:

05:300:304  Arts and the Young Child (3)

05:300:305  Creativity and Imagination in Educational Settings (3)

05:300:306  Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning (3)

05:300:315  Interactive Training for Workplace and Community Settings (3)

05:300:317  The Teacher in Film: Analyzing What Hollywood Has been Telling Us about Teaching (3)

05:300:318  The Teacher as Performer: The Presentation of Self (3)

05:300:319  Community-Based Learning in Urban Environments (3) 

05:300:335  Informal Science Education (3)

05:300:350  Education and Computers (3)

05:300:364  History of American Education (3)

05:300:365  Contemporary Issues in Education (3)

05:300:371  Foundations of the Resident Assistant Experience I (1.5)

05:300:372  Foundations of the Resident Assistant Experience II (1.5)

05:300:383  Introduction to Special Education (3)

05:300:401  Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3)

05:300:402  Special Topics in Education (up to 6 credits)

05:300:403  Independent Study in Education (up to 6 credits)

05:300:409  Children's Literature in the Early Childhood and Elementary School (3)

05:300:463  Comparative Education (3)

05:300:464  Race and Ethnicity in American Schools (3)

05:300:465  Sexuality, Gender, and the Politics of U.S. Public Schooling (3)

Courses outside the GSE:

Courses from other units at Rutgers University that could be counted toward the minor include:

01:014:255  History of Black Education in the United States

01:050:341  The Child in America

01:070:306  Anthropology of Education

01:070:363 or 01:014:363 or 01:988:363  Race, Class, Gender, and Schooling

01:202:322  Juvenile Justice

01:830:331  Infant and Child Development

01:920:218  Sociology of Education

01:920:323  Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

01:920:345  Education and Society

04:192:344  Language and Communication

04:189:101  Introduction to Communication and Information Processes

07:965:471-472  Creative Dramatics for Children

09:910:352 Groups at Risk

10:762:331  U.S. Social Policy

10:762:421  Community Development

11:300:334  Partnerships for Youth Development

11:300:412  Special Problems in Teacher Education

21:830:323  Developmental Psychology

37:533:312  Training and Development

37:575:362  The Work-Education Connection

50:830:226  Psychology of Childhood

Information on other courses that are available can be found on the Degree Navigator.

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