The curriculum is shared by Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges and courses are offered on both campuses.

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

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Spring 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
EDUC B244-001Unsettling Literacy: PraxisSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM WThomas Hall 104Cohen,J.
EDUC B260-001Multicultural EducationSemester / 1LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHBettws Y Coed 127Shannon-Baker,P.
EDUC B266-001Schools in American CitiesSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHEnglish House Lecture HallCohen,J.
EDUC B295-001Advocating Diversity in Higher EducationSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TDalton Hall 119Cook-Sather,A.
EDUC B302-001Practice Teaching SeminarSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TBettws Y Coed 100Curl,H.
EDUC B302-001Practice Teaching SeminarSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TBettws Y Coed 100Curl,H.
EDUC B303-001Practice Teaching in Secondary SchoolsSemester / 2
EDUC B303-001Practice Teaching in Secondary SchoolsSemester / 2
EDUC B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
ENGL B244-001Unsettling LiteracySemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHEnglish House Lecture HallCohen,J.

Fall 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
EDUC B210-001Perspectives on Special EducationSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM MFlaks,D.
EDUC B240-001Qualitative ResearchSemester / 1LEC: 1:30 PM- 4:00 PM MCohen,J.
EDUC B290-001Learning in Institutional SpacesSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHCohen,J.
ARTA B251-001Arts Teaching in Educational and Community SettingsSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM MCantor,M.

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
EDUC B200-001Critical Issues in EducationSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHCohen,J.
EDUC B260-001Multicultural EducationSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHDept. staff, TBA
EDUC B266-001Schools in American CitiesSemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWDept. staff, TBA
EDUC B295-001Advocating Diversity in Higher EducationSemester / 1Lecture: Date/Time TBACohen,J.
EDUC B302-001Practice Teaching SeminarSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TCurl,H.
EDUC B302-001Practice Teaching SeminarSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TCurl,H.
EDUC B303-001Practice Teaching in Secondary SchoolsSemester / 2Lecture: Date/Time TBACurl,H.
EDUC B303-001Practice Teaching in Secondary SchoolsSemester / 2Lecture: Date/Time TBACurl,H.
EDUC B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
ENGL B220-001Writing in Theory/Writing in PracticeSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWHemmeter,G.

2017-18 Catalog Data

EDUC B200 Critical Issues in Education
Spring 2018
Designed to be the first course for students interested in pursuing one of the options offered through the Education Program, this course is also open to students exploring an interest in educational practice, theory, research, and policy. The course examines major issues and questions in education in the United States by investigating the purposes of education. Fieldwork in an area school required (eight visits, 1.5-2 hours per visit).
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B208 Race-ing Education
Not offered 2017-18
This course investigates education as part of processes of racialization and marginalization and also as a space for challenging these processes. How do race and schooling intersect and interact? How can educators - along with students, parents, and communities - learn and teach critical awareness of race as an idea and a system? With a focus on the U.S., we look at ways in which race as a way of creating power is embedded in earlier iterations of schooling, as in cases regarding access to education for Black, Latinx, and Asian students and in American Indian boarding schools, and how race is differently taken up in the work of such thinkers/educators as W.E.B. Dubois, James Baldwin, and Paulo Freire. We consider how such issues play out in the recent past and contemporary moment through ongoing cases on affirmative action; work in Critical Race Theory and LatCrit by such educators as Patricia Williams and Tara Yosso, and in decolonizing education by Eve Tuck and Gloria Anzaldua; and curriculum and pedagogy in the theory and practice of such educators as Kevin Kumashiro and movements such as Black Lives Matter. We also consider Bryn Mawr's own history, in light of how to move forward through critically engaged education.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies

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EDUC B210 Perspectives on Special Education
Fall 2017
The goal of this course is to introduce students to a range of topics, challenges, dilemmas, and strategies to understand and educate all learners--those considered typical learners as well as those considered "special" learners. Students will learn about: how students' learning profiles affect their ability to learn in school from a functional perspective; how and why students' educational experience is affected by education law (especially special education law); major issues in special education; and how to meet diverse students' needs in an inclusive classroom. Two hours of fieldwork per week required.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Child and Family Studies
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B220 Changing Pedagogies in Mathematics and Science
Not offered 2017-18
This Praxis course will examine research-based approaches to teaching mathematics and science. What does research tell us about how people learn? How can one translate this learning theory into teaching approaches that will help all students learn mathematics and science? How are these new approaches, that often involve active, hands-on, inquiry based learning, being implemented in the classroom? What challenges arise when one tries to bring about these types of changes in education? How do issues of equity, discrimination, and social justice impact math and science education? The Praxis component of the course usually involves two (2) two hour visits per week for 8 weeks to a local math or science classroom.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B225 Topics: Empowering Learners
Not offered 2017-18
This is a topics course. Course content varies. Praxis course. Prerequisite: EDUC B200 or permission of instructor.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B240 Qualitative Research
Fall 2017
This course teaches students to use and interpret observation, survey, interview, focus group, and other qualitative methods of educational research, as well as to read and write about such research. In addition to class meetings, research teams will meet regularly.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B242 Education as Play
Not offered 2017-18
This course will explore "play" as an individual and social interaction that offers us new insights into the nature of learning, and thus has implications for what might count as "teaching." We will look at play developmentally and across the age span, and in different kinds of urban spaces. We consider casual as well as more formalized spaces, enactments, and expressions of play, such as city parks, schools, music venues, skateboarding and dancing, and art installations--all as potentially "pedagogical" places and activities. We seek to extend our understanding of what play can teach us about problem-solving and creativity; about mediating intra/intercultural spaces within and across communities; and about promoting activism and innovation across diverse identities in city spaces. How can these investigations expand our concept of what is possible for youth and adults in our home communities and our capacity to design relevant interventions?
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B244 Unsettling Literacy: Praxis
Not offered 2017-18
These two linked courses, co-designed by teachers in the Education Program and English Department, offer the Bi-Co alongside three placement sites-- a correctional facility, a re-entry program, and a youth art and advocacy project--as comparative contexts for experiences and reflections on the meanings of "literacy": What gives us access, to texts and selves? What are the outcomes of such educational processes? Do we imagine "learning our letters," in Frederick Douglas's words, as providing "the pathway from slavery to freedom," and/or (as claimed by a contemporary criminologist) as "training good workers for a problematic system"? How might "literacy" take on different meanings in different contexts? Does it enable learners to fill roles in stratified, normalizing institutions, and/or give us increased leeway in living our lives--perhaps even opening up what educator Jean Anyon calls "radical possibilities"? Placements will involve a weekly off-campus commitment of 3-4 hours. For more info, see https://serendip.brynmawr.edu/oneworld/unsettling-literacies/unsettling-...
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B255 Technology, Education and Society Altering Environments
Not offered 2017-18
This course examines the dynamic role and impact of technology in classroom, informal, community, and global contexts. In order to develop agency and judgment in using, creating and evaluating technologies, students will learn via experience and critical exploration of associated questions of power, knowledge, culture, access, and identity. Prerequisite: EDUC 200
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B260 Multicultural Education
Spring 2018
In our era of globalization, increased standardization of education, and perpetual discrimination, this course investigates the following key question: What does multicultural education mean today? We will investigate globalization, reflect on notions of power and privilege, critique understandings of difference, and examine the multi-faceted ways in which multicultural education is enacted in pedagogy, curriculum and educational organization. We will also examine the intersections between race, class, gender, sexuality, language, and citizenship status and try to assess their impact on teaching and learning. Fieldwork of two to three hours per week.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B266 Schools in American Cities
Spring 2018
This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Child and Family Studies
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B270 Identity, Access, and Innovation in Education
Not offered 2017-18
This course explores formal policies that address dimensions of identity such as race, class, gender, language and dis/ability in education, and the informal ways that such policies play out in access to education and in knowledge construction and production. Praxis placements will provide students with opportunities to work in participatory ways in relation to these issues.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B290 Learning in Institutional Spaces
Fall 2017
This course considers how institutions such as schools and prisons operate as sites of both constraint and learning. Beginning with an examination of educational and penitential institutions, we inquire into how these structures inhibit, propel, and shape learning, and how human beings take up, take on and alter their surroundings. We consider explicit curriculae alongside implicit, hidden curriculae; how do people inside these spaces collude with, subvert, and challenge official agendas as they create their own agendas for learning? We investigate the role of "voice"--speaking out, expressing, engaging in dialogue--in teaching and learning: In what ways can "voice" instigate understanding and change, and how might this be problematic? Students will engage in Praxis placements in schools or prisons.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B295 Advocating Diversity in Higher Education
Spring 2018
As institutions of higher education embrace and even seek greater diversity, we also see an increase in tensions born of differences across which we have little preparation to communicate, learn, and live. This course will be co-created by students enrolled and the instructor, and it will provide a forum for exploration of diversity and difference and a platform for action and campus-wide education. Extensive, informal writing and more formal research and presentations will afford you the opportunity to craft empowering narratives for yourselves and your lives and to take research and teaching beyond the classroom. Two to three hours of campus-based field work required each week.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B302 Practice Teaching Seminar
Spring 2018
Drawing on participants' diverse student teaching placements, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and approaches to teaching at the middle and secondary levels. Taken concurrently with Practice Teaching. Open only to students engaged in practice teaching.
Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B302 Practice Teaching Seminar
Spring 2018
Drawing on participants' diverse student teaching placements, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and approaches to teaching at the middle and secondary levels. Taken concurrently with Practice Teaching. Open only to students engaged in practice teaching.
Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B303 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools
Spring 2018
Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks). Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to students preparing for state certification.

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EDUC B303 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools
Spring 2018
Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks). Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to students preparing for state certification.

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EDUC B403 Supervised Work

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EDUC B403 Supervised Work

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EDUC B425 Praxis III: Independent Study
Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community.
Counts toward Praxis Program

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ANTH B271 Museum Anthropology: History, Politics, Practices
Not offered 2017-18
This course provides an in-depth exploration of museum anthropology: the critical study of museum practices from an anthropological perspective. The course will fundamentally consider the role of museums in exhibiting culture--the politics of placing cultures on display, from living humans and human remains to cultural objects and artifacts. The course will also consider changing practices in museum anthropology, including repatriation efforts, shifting notions of heritage and identity and the emergence of community-curated exhibitions. This course complements the theoretical explorations of the museum with visits to area museums and hands-on work in Special Collections.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Counts toward Museum Studies

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ARTA B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings
Fall 2017
This is a Praxis II course intended for students who have substantial experience in an art form and are interested in extending that experience into teaching and learning at educational and community sites. Following an overview of the history of the arts in education, the course will investigate underlying theories. The praxis component will allow students to create a fluid relationship between theory and practice through observing, teaching and reflecting on arts practices in educational contexts. School or community placement 4 hours a week. Preparation: At least an intermediate level of experience in an art form. This course counts toward the minor in Dance or Theater.
Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENGL B220 Writing in Theory/Writing in Practice
Spring 2018
This Praxis course is designed for students interested in teaching or tutoring writing at the high-school or college level. The course focuses on understanding the relationship between high school and college-level writing. Readings focus on the theory and pedagogy of writing, on literacy issues, and on writing culture.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENGL B244 Unsettling Literacy
Not offered 2017-18
These two linked courses, co-designed by teachers in the Education Program and English Department, offer the Bi-Co alongside three placement sites-- a correctional facility, a re-entry program, and a youth art and advocacy project--as comparative contexts for experiences and reflections on the meanings of "literacy": What gives us access, to texts and selves? What are the outcomes of such educational processes? Do we imagine "learning our letters," in Frederick Douglas's words, as providing "the pathway from slavery to freedom," and/or (as claimed by a contemporary criminologist) as "training good workers for a problematic system"? How might "literacy" take on different meanings in different contexts? Does it enable learners to fill roles in stratified, normalizing institutions, and/or give us increased leeway in living our lives--perhaps even opening up what educator Jean Anyon calls "radical possibilities"? Placements will involve a weekly off-campus commitment of 3-4 hours. For more info, see https://serendip.brynmawr.edu/oneworld/unsettling-literacies/unsettling-...
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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POLS B374 Education Politics & Policy
Not offered 2017-18
This course will examine education policy through the lens of federalism and federalism through a case study of education policy. The dual aims are to enhance our understanding of this specific policy area and our understanding of the impact that our federal system of government has on policy effectiveness.

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