Global Studies in Education Minor
What is Global Studies in Education Minor?
Education is approached in a wide variety of ways all over the world. The Global Studies in Education minor takes a look at issues that reach beyond the more focused roles and goals of teachers and principals to delve into the global/local interrelationships between school and society; education and culture; and policy, theory and practice.
By investigating both global and national educational problems and dilemmas through different lenses, students will engage with real-world issues and community-based action research. You will examine many of the most pressing concerns facing 21century schools: namely poverty and access; inequality and human rights in education; the role of states, as well as culture and tradition in policy making and implementation; and intersections among the economy, society and social policy particularly as they relate to schooling.
18 credits which include a capstone course as determined by your Curry advisor. Candidates for the minor should complete one language course beyond the 202 level of any language at UVa or an approved study abroad course.
Based on their academic majors and educational goals, students may select from a number of Curry courses that are offered at the 5000 level or offered with dual numbers indicating different requirements for graduate and undergraduate credit. In order to complete the undergraduate minor degree, students must enroll in four of the following core courses:
- EDLF 5500/ANTH 5559 Anthropology of Global Health, Development and Education
- EDLF 5500 International and Comparative Higher Education
- EDLF 5500 International Education Policy and Practice: Values, Structures, and Issues
- EDLF 5500 Global Poverty, Inequality and Human Rights in Education
- EDLF 5711 Globalization, Childhood, and Culture
- EDLF 7605/4605 Anthropology of Education
- EDLF 7606/4606 Comparative Education
- GDS 1559/ENGR 1559 Useful Knowledge & Its Role in the Local and Global Community
Additional courses throughout the University with global/international dimensions may fulfill elective credit toward the minor. These courses will be selected in consultation with your advisor.
Contact Professor Carol Anne Spreen (434-924-0869 and firstname.lastname@example.org)