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History & Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

Courses Offered

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A&HH 4060 History of education in New York City

An examination of the city’s educational institutions from the perspective of the different school populations who attended them over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.

A&HH 4070 History of Education in the United States

Considers the development of American education in the context of American social and intellectual history.

A&HH 4074 Historical visions of teachers and teaching

Professor Waite. A critical examination of popular representations of teachers during the 20th century.

A&HH 4076 History of urban education

Understanding the development of urban education as it relates to social, economic, and spatial changes in the metropolitan environment.

A&HH 4901 Research and independent study

Permission of instructor required.

A&HH 5010 History of school segregation in the U.S.

Examines the social, economic, and political factors that once supported segregated schools, led to the victory of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), and created the conditions for resegregated schools in contemporary times.

A&HH 5050 Harlem Stories: Archives and Digital Tools

Part of a two-course sequence; students may take one or both. Combines a topical focus on the history of education in Harlem with practice in digital approaches to researching and sharing historical knowledge, including connections to secondary classrooms. Emphasizes working with and developing archival collections, spatial mapping and creating digital historical exhibits.

A&HH 5051 Harlem Stories: Oral History and Digital Tools

Part of a two-course sequence; students may take one or both. Combines a topical focus on the history of education in Harlem with practice in digital approaches to researching and sharing historical knowledge, including connections to secondary classrooms. Emphasizes conducting and archiving oral histories and creating digital historical exhibits.

A&HH 5063 U.S. Education Policy in Historical Perspective

Examines the historical development of education policy in the U.S., with a particular focus on the increasing federal presence in U.S. education over the course of the 20th century. Traces how U.S. citizens have debated who should govern schools at what scale and how federal actors have defined social problems and sought to address them through education.

A&HH 5070 History and theory of higher education

Fundamental ideas that have shaped liberal education in the United States and basic issues that arise in the formulation of purposes, policies, and educational programs in colleges and universities.

A&HH 5076 History of African-American education

An exploration of informal and formal education from slavery to the present.

A&HH 5670 Colloquium in history and education

Discussion of research and teaching topics in history and education.

A&HH 6041 Historical method

Methods, principles, and problems of historical research and interpretation. Designed for students throughout the College undertaking systematic inquiries on historical topics.

A&HH 6901 Research and independent study

Faculty. Permission of instructor required.

A&HH 6970 Advanced doctoral seminar

Presentation of dissertation proposals and drafts and explorations of the employment prospects of specialists in history and education.

A&HH 7501 Dissertation seminar in history and education

Faculty. Permission of instructor required. Required of doctoral students in the semester following successful completion of certification examinations.

A&HH 8901 Dissertation advisement in history and education

Faculty. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees

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