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Introduction to Ethnic Studies Education (EDUC 2230)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed to look at the origin, development and mission of ethnic studies education programs within the context of K-12 education in the United States. You will learn the history of racial/ethnic and cultural communities and race relations. You will also study the structure and purpose of U.S. K-12 education and its relations to ethnic communities.

Topical Outline:
1. Origins of Ethnic Studies Movements
2. Defining Key Terms and Frameworks for an anti-racist education and their intersectionalities
3. Ethnic Studies Theory and Pedagogy
4. Ethnic Studies as an anti-racist tool in K-12 education
5. Ethnic Studies as counter-story and humanizing pedagogy

Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply different theoretical lenses of Ethnic Studies pedagogy to examine the life experiences of communities of color and Indigenous communities.
2. Define key terms for an anti-racist education
3. Explain the origins of Ethnic Studies pedagogy as a field of anti-racist education.
4. Identify the kinds of structural inequalities that are part of K-12 institutions and their development of curriculum.
5. Understand the concept of multidimensional identities/intersectionalities.

Prerequisites:  EDUC 1500