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Politics and Education
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Politics and Education

In the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis

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Course Listing

Department Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the department for specific course availability for each semester:

EDPP 4040 American politics and education
Introduction to the basic analytical categories of political science as they apply to the politics of education, including the influence of federal, state, and local governments in school policy-making, decentralization, school finance, and desegregation.

EDPP 4042 Comparative politics and education
The politics of education in settings outside the U.S. Topics include the role of education in political development, political socialization, and student politics.

EDPP 4043 Political thought and education
Study of the educational imperatives inherent in the classics of Western political thought.

EDPP 5041 Politics of centralization and decentralization
Analyzes the political underpinnings and consequences of centralization versus decentralization at various levels of governance with special but not exclusive attention to educational decision-making.

EDPP 5042 Urban politics and education
Politics in the nation's largest cities with a particular focus on educational politics and policy.

EDPP 5044 Modern political theory and education
Explores a number of educational policy issues from the perspective of contemporary political theory.

EDPP 5045 Race, ethnicity, and U.S. educational policy
Examination of the impact of race and ethnicity on the formation and implementation of policies such as desegregation, affirmative action, bilingual education, and choice.

EDPP 5046 Education and politics in Western thought
Study in historical perspective of the interactions between technological innovation and education.

EDPP 5640 Colloquium on the politics of education
Continuous participation required of doctoral students until their dissertation proposals are accepted. A critical review of important works in politics and education, discussions with invited guests, presentations of work in progress.

EDPP 5642 Colloquium in political economy and education
Political and economic perspectives on contemporary problems of public policy and education.

EDPP 6540 Seminar in politics of education
Permission required. Selected topics in the politics of education.

EDPP 6900 Research and independent study
Permission required.

EDPP 6940 Studies in politics and education

EDPP 7503 Dissertation seminar
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertation proposals.

EDPP 8900 Dissertation Advisement
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.