|(3 cr.) This course introduces students to the social and
philosophical principles that underlie the
education system in the United States. Education
is defined in the broad sense to refer to not only
what happens in schools and universities, but also
in the family, when people interact with media,
with their social groups and so forth. The course
examines a wide range of philosophical questions
related to education and schooling in the United
States, including: What is the purpose of
schooling? What does it mean to be educated?
And what role should educational institutions play
in our lives?
Prerequisite: EN 101; Every Year, Spring|