July 27, 2007

Classes

Announcement from Thom Swiss regarding a fall course offering in Department of Curriculum and Instruction:

NEW FALL COURSE COUNTS AS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS COURSE (CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS)

CULTURAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION
(CI 8150: Research Topics Curr & Instruction)

Instructor: Professor Thom Swiss (swiss@umn.edu)) Mondays, 4:40-7:20; Peik Hall 27

Cultural Studies in Education is an interdisciplinary course that brings perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to bear on the study of teaching and learning. Cultural Studies recognizes that educational systems are situated in the contexts of culture, knowledge, and power and that these contexts have created systems of inequity. The course, then, is meant to advance a critical understanding of education though the study of culture and to encourage students to investigate the relationship between schooling, education, culture, and society. In short, students will learn to "do" cultural studies in education.

Readings include (with additional PDFs and Websites):

John Storey, Cultural Theory & Culture: An Introduction, 4th edition
(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007). [INTRO]

John Storey, Cultural Theory & Culture: A Reader, 3rd edition
(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007). [READER]

Henry Jenkins, Textual Poachers

Course requirements fall into three categories: workshops/ discussion, online posts and brief essays, and projects.

Posted by lind0449 at July 27, 2007 8:59 AM