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Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
Arts & Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
Major in Urban Secondary Education (302)
Major in ESL and Bilingual Urban Education (303)
Minor in Foundations of Urban Education (301)
Minor in Disability Studies (304)
Post-Baccalaureate Programs
Minor in Youth Development & Juvenile Justice
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
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Opportunities with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses Urban Education 300 Minor in Foundations of Urban Education (301)  

Minor in Foundations of Urban Education (301)

Foundations in Urban Education 301
Foundations of Urban Education is an interdisciplinary program open to all undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark. Knowledge of urban education is essential to understanding local history, activism, and collaboration across sectors of urban life.  Students who declare the minor will engage in critical discussions and research to explore education and community-partnerships from a justice-oriented, asset-based lens. 

Upon the completion of the Foundations of Urban Education minor, students will be able to:
  • Apply cultural, historical, sociological, and philosophical knowledge and perspectives to education in the context of their career path
  • Critically analyze and evaluate the significance of education for families and communities in urban environments
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical practices that increase appreciation for a variety of cultural, ethnic, racial, disabled, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Understand the historical, cultural, sociological, and philosophical perspectives and dynamics between education, schooling, and society
Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)
There are two required courses for the minor:
  • Social Foundations of Urban Education (3 credits, 21:300:292)*
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Urban Experience (3 credits, 21:300:295)*
*Course satisfies a general education requirement

Elective Courses (12 credits)
In consultation with the minor advisor, students must select from the following list of electives to complete the remaining credits for the minor.  Students need 18 total credits to graduate with the minor:

  • History of Newark (3 credits, 21:512:203)
  • Urban History in the U.S.: Imagining the City (3 credits, 21:512:361)
  • Urban Sociology (3 credits, 21:920:321)
  • Inequality (3 credits, 21:920:324)
  • Sociology of Education (3 credits, 21:920:345)
Urban Education
  • History of African American Education (3 credits, 21:300:180/21:014:180)
  • Radical Teaching: Voices of Youth Truth (3 credits, 21:300:190)
  • Education in the Global World (3 credits, 21:300:250)
  • Educational Planning for Dually Exceptional Students (3 credits, 21:300:298)
  • Health Disparities: Impact on Urban Communities (3 credits, 21:300:301)
  • Striving for Equity in Education: Policies, Programs, and Practices (3 credits, 21:300:320)
  • Collaborative Leadership and Social Innovation (3 credits, 21:300:334)
  • Publicly Engaged Research and Pedagogy (3 credits, 21:300:335)
  • Education and Social Change Among the Black Diaspora (3 credits, 21:300:358/21:014:364)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 credits, 21:300:490)
  • Language and Culture (3 credits, 21:300:491)
  • Introduction to ESL (3 credits, 21:300:495)
We currently offer transfer options for the required courses in the minor from several institutions. See the full Transfer Credits List for more details.
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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