01959/Urban Education (URB ED)
0854. Education in the Global City (3 s.h.) Core: AC. (Formerly: GE-US 1074.)
(Formerly: GE-US 1074.)
What is the digital divide and how is the Digital Miracle project impacting it? What can we do about increasing violence in our schools? These questions relate to a vast global change, and cities are its frontlines. There are more immigrants and more access to information, but there are also more problems: new kinds of poverty, increasingly separate lives, mounting intolerance. What does all this mean for how, what, and where we learn? How is education changing and how it can help fulfill the American dream for all the people in our cities? Working in teams, we will extend our classroom into the city`s schools, cultural organizations, and neighborhoods. We will find out who is doing something about the issues we raise, and bring that knowledge back in our worlds.
Note: This General Education `United States Society` pilot course fulfills the Core American Culture (AC) requirement.
1006. Schooling and Development in Third World Societies (3 s.h.) F S. Core: IS. (Formerly: URB ED C060.)
(Formerly: URB ED C060.)
Development in Third World Societies has been defined primarily in terms of economic growth. Schools have been designed largely to support this process and serve the primary function of developing human capital. Similar patterns can also be seen in the United States. The course presents these and alternative definitions of development and the functions of schooling, and compares the experience of third world societies to that of poor people in the cities in the United States. While journeying through different countries, school systems, and cultures, the course also focuses on the `Third World` inside the United States. Here we explore how knowledge of Third World economic and cultural issues can help us understand the life and challenges of urban students from minority, working class, and immigrant backgrounds. Students also learn from experiences with urban and Third World groups with whom they are involved in service learning activities.
Note: Must complete 20 hours of community-based service learning activities. In addition to meeting the University Core International Studies (IS) requirement for all students, this course meets the Non-Western/Third World IS requirement for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences majors. Please note the recent update to the Core IS requirement at www.temple.edu/vpus/documents/Core_IS_UpdateFinal.pdf.
1909. Honors Schooling and Development in Third World Societies (3 s.h.) Core: IS. (Formerly: URB ED H090.)
(Formerly: URB ED H090.)
The Honors version of Urban Education 1006 (C060).
Note: Course requirements include the completion of 20 hours of community-based service learning activities.
2320. Special Seminar in Urban Education (3 s.h.) (Formerly: URB ED 0321.)
(Formerly: URB ED 0321.)
A special topics course. Topic varies each semester.
3990. Honors Special Seminar in Urban Education (3 s.h.) (Formerly: URB ED H391.)
(Formerly: URB ED H391.)
An honors special topics course. Topic varies each semester.