History of American Education

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of American Education

Fall 2021

Taught By: Natalia Mehlman-Petrzela

Section: A

CRN: 11260

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the history of education in the United States, exploring the ideologies and theoretical frameworks that have been paramount in different historical periods and the ways they have shaped the social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of educational institutions in America. One key objective of the course is to provide a historical perspective on the schooling experience of diverse groups of people. This course focuses on issues of power and privilege and the ways that race, class, gender, citizenship/nationality, and sexuality intersect with school policies and practices across historical moments. By historically linking the development of educational initiatives to notions of power, nation building, and citizenship, this course also furthers an understanding about the multiple purposes of education within democratic nations and its role(s) within our current social and political climate. At course end, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the development of American education by explaining key historical conditions and events that have shaped present day educational realities. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:35am 9/25/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021