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Education 379: Student Movements in Higher Education


“The mere imparting of information is not education.  Above all things, the effort must result in making a man think and do for himself…”

Instructor:   Joi A. Spencer, PhD.
email: joi.spencer@sandiego.edu
web: https://sites.google.com/site/educ379
Tel.: 619-260-7819                        
Office: Hill Hall Room 251
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30- 4:30 and Tuesdays 12:00-3:00 pm and by Appointment

T.A.: Raketa Ouedraogo-Thomas
Email: raketao@sandiego.edu


Course Description
From Birmingham to Beijing, students have formed the foundation of almost every struggle for social and civil rights.  In this interactive, seminar, students will examine the role and impact of Student Movements on historical and contemporary struggles for educational access.  Students will engage in readings, prepare written analyses, and explore contemporary struggles for educational equity and access.  All students will be challenged, along with their classmates, to consider their role and responsibility in this modern civil and human rights movement.

Our Course
What an exciting time to be a student!  In years past (and maybe in some of your other courses) you were expected to sit and listen to an instructor talk while you wildly took notes at your desk.  This course is different!  It is designed on the principle that learning is a result of the active, thoughtful, creative engagement of you-the learner.  We will seek to understand the course topics through readings, group-led discussion sessions, video, writings, guest speakers, research, and creative presentations.  Each session is run like a seminar-where students are expected to discuss readings, challenge one another’s thinking, listen to new points of view, and re-consider their own ideas.


Course Meeting Times
EDUC 379 Student Movements meets weekly. Please make a note of your section.
Section 1:             Mondays 5:30-6:50 PM            SOLES/MRH 139
Section 2:            Mondays 7:00-8:20 PM            SOLES/MRH 139
Section 3:            Tuesdays 7:00-8:20 PM            SOLES/MRH 141