Educate the World
Should where you grow up and go to school determine how well you do in life? Do you wonder why education seems so dysfunctional at times? International tests indicate that Americans aren’t well educated: is that true? Have you ever taught an adult to read? Can you design a truly informative, cool way to present a tough topic? Do nature and nurture, equity and excellence, opportunity and outcome, vision and accountability, and the availability of educational technology matter? In the end, what should an educated person know and be able to do at age 18, at age 22? Do you meet the criteria? We think we can make the world a better place with better-educated people. Join us in our action plan to determine how this can be done.
Students who complete this course will have dug deeply into the background of perennial educational issues and problems, examined the forces and factors that promote or compromise educational systems and programs, created informed, persuasive positions of your own, and devoted time to educating others.
- Course takes place in C & D terms
- Professors: Joe Beck (Computer Science) and Rob Traver (Humanities & Arts)
- Class meeting two times each week : Tuesday and Friday from 2:00-3:50.
- Credits earned: This seminar sequence will count towards an Computer Science (CS1000) and Humanities (HU1100) general elective credit. (The CS credit will not fulfill the CS requirement for bioinformatics, management, management engineering, MIS, ECE, IMGD, or Psychology majors)
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