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Minor in Education and Society
Courses in the Education and Society minor probe fundamental questions about the interplay between human development and the institution of schooling using the tools of the social science disciplines. Courses explore how people learn and teach as well as the complex relationships between education and the communities and societies it is situated within. Courses are theory-driven yet also provide important insights into the social contexts of education, strategies for strengthening educational practice, and levers for reducing social inequality in academic achievement. The minor spans a diverse set of course listings because education as a discipline spans the life course and happens in many contexts: in the schoolhouse, the family, communities, workplaces, and political arenas. Psychological, social, economic, political, and cultural factors influence educational trajectories and outcomes ranging from individual health and income to forms of social inequality and trajectories of economic development. The interactions among educational organizations and other institutions shape the possibilities for innovation and intentional reform. To understand the intersection of educational institutions and the broader societies, these courses cross boundaries among theory, research, policy, and practice. This minor is focused on education topics from a theoretical and methodological perspective. College students in any field of study may complete a minor in Education and Society. The flexibility of this course of study complements majors in any of the disciplines.
Students pursuing the Education and Society minor are required to enroll in CHDV 20100 Human Development Research Design. This is predicated on the belief that the theoretical study of education should be rooted in a broad understanding of methods, and that the course of study lends itself to the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods. Students must also complete four approved electives that consider psychological, social, economic, political, or cultural factors in education. The four approved courses may be taken from the list of courses outlined by the faculty co-administrators annually. Students may also petition for other courses not on the list to be counted toward the minor with the faculty co-administrators.
Students who elect the minor must meet with the program director(s) before the end of Spring Quarter of their third year to declare their intention to complete the minor.
The Education and Society minor requires a total of five courses, including:
2. Four approved courses designated as counting toward the Education and Society minor.
Summary of Requirements
|CHDV 20100||Human Development Research Design *||100|
|Four approved electives||400|
CHDV majors must complete an alternative course. Please see below.
The following methods courses are approved alternatives for Comparative Human Development majors. Additional methods courses may also be approved by consent from the faculty co-administrators.
|ANTH 21420||Ethnographic Methods||100|
|CHDV 26228||Ethnographic Methods||100|
|ECON 21010||Statistical Methods in Economics||100|
|PBPL 26400||Quantitative Methods in Public Policy||100|
|PSYC 20200||Psychological Research Methods||100|
|SOCI 20001||Sociological Methods||100|
Approved Elective Courses
|ANTH 22742||The Struggle for the University: Critical Scholarship and Research||100|
|BPRO 23500||The Organization of Knowledge||100|
|CHDV 20100||Human Development Research Design||100|
|CHDV 20207||Race, Ethnicity, and Human Development||100|
|CHDV 20209||Adolescent Development||100|
|CHDV 20305||Inequality in Urban Spaces (Students who take this course for the minor may not take CHDV 20499 for the minor.)||100|
|CHDV 20499||Inequality in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice (Students who take this course for the minor may not take CHDV 20305 for the minor.)||100|
|CHDV 20750||Cognition and Emotion in Everyday Life||100|
|CHDV 20774||Multilingualism in Mind & Social Interaction: Language, Self, & Thought in the Multilingual Context||100|
|CHDV 21000||Cultural Psychology||100|
|CHDV 23305||Critical Studies of Mental Health in Higher Education||100|
|CHDV 30102||Introduction to Causal Inference||100|
|CHDV 32411||Mediation, Moderation, and Spillover Effects||100|
|EDSO 23001||From the State House to the School House: Educational Policy and Student Achievement||100|
|EDSO 23002||Schooling and Identity||100|
|EDSO 23005||Education and Social Inequality||100|
|EDSO 23007||Language, Culture, and Education||100|
|EDSO 23008||Approaches to K-12 Teaching and Learning||100|
|EDSO 23009||Research Practice Partnerships in Education||100|
|EDSO 23010||Sociology of Education||100|
|EDSO 27919||Research in School Improvement||100|
|HIST 27307||Schools and Space: A Chicago History||100|
|LING 20150||Language and Communication||100|
|PHIL 22819||Philosophy of Education||100|
|PBPL 25120||Child Development and Public Policy||100|
|PBPL 25405||Child Poverty and Chicago Schools||100|
|PBPL 25860||Crime, Justice, and Inequality in the American City||100|
|PBPL 27809||Violence in the Early Years||100|
|PBPL 28029||Education Policy||100|
|PSYC 20100||Psychological Statistics||100|
|PSYC 20250||Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods||100|
|PSYC 20400||Cognitive Psychology||100|
|PSYC 20500||Developmental Psychology||100|
|PSYC 21116||The Development of Social Cognition||100|
|PSYC 22580||Child Development in the Classroom||100|
|PSYC 22880||Psychological Impacts of Education Policy||100|
|PSYC 23200||Introduction to Language Acquisition||100|
|PSYC 23800||Introduction to Learning and Memory||100|
|PSYC 23820||Attention and Working Memory in the Mind and Brain||100|
|SOCI 20192||The Effects of Schooling||100|
|SOCI 28082||Sociology of Higher Education||100|
|SOSC 26009||Introductory Statistical Methods||100|
|SOSC 36008||Principles and Methods of Measurement||100|
|SSAD 21000||Race & American Public Schools||100|
|SSAD 23412||Cultural Studies in Education||100|
Approved, eligible courses for the Education and Society minor will be listed each year on the Education and Society minor website.
Advising and Grading
Courses in the minor may not be double counted with the student's major(s), other minors, or general education requirements. Courses in the minor must be taken for quality grades, and more than half of the requirements for the minor must be met by registering for courses bearing University of Chicago course numbers.
Fourth-year EDSO minors who write a BA thesis for their major may submit their thesis for consideration in the Charles Payne Thesis Prize for Education and Society competition. Submission guidelines and award details can be found on the minor website.