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Undergraduate Record 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Record 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Global Studies in Education

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The Global Studies in Education minor is part of the Curry School’s Social Foundations of Education program. The minor provides an interdisciplinary view of social theories and comparative frameworks that stretch beyond traditional definitions of teachers and school administrators to delve into concepts of school and society; history, philosophy and culture; and educational policy, theory and practice.

By investigating global and national educational problems from different perspectives, students engage with real-world issues. They examine many of the most pressing concerns facing 21st century schools; to wit: poverty, inequality and human rights; the role of states, the international community, NGOs and civil society in policy making and implementation; the influence of history, culture and tradition in schooling; and intersections among the economy, societal and social policy.

Academic Program

The minor consists of 18 credits which include two required courses and a capstone course as determined by your Curry advisor. Candidates for the minor should complete one language course beyond the 2010 level of any language at UVa or an approved study abroad course.

Two Required Core Courses (6 credits):

  • EDLF 4606  /7606 Comparative Education
  • EDLF 5500 Globalization and Education

Based on their academic majors and educational interests, students may select from a number of Curry courses offered at the 5000 level (or offered with dual numbers) indicating different requirements for graduate and undergraduate credit. In order to complete the undergraduate minor degree, students must enroll in four (12 credits) of the following core courses:

  • EDLF 4604/7604 Schools and Society/Sociology of Education
  • EDLF 4605  /7605 Anthropology of Education
  • EDLF 5500 Selected Topics
  • EDLF 5711 Globalization, Childhood, and Culture
  • EDLF 5000 Multicultural Education

Additional courses throughout the University with global/international dimensions may fulfill elective credit toward the minor. These courses will be selected in consultation with the Global Studies advisor.

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