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EDUC 290

Topics

Assorted topics related to the field of education and education-related issues. May be repeated with different topics for credit. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

Fall Semester information

Caitlin Howlett

290A: Tps:Notions of Care and Happiness in Schools

This course explores philosophical and historical concepts of care and happiness, particularly as they relate to teaching, learning, and education in general. Through academic readings, novels, and movies, the class will focus on questions regarding definitions, limits, and the usefulness of care and happiness in education. We will take a critical perspective on these concepts, exploring their relationship to the histories of capitalism, white supremacy, racism, and sexism, all within the context of formal and informal education.