Sustainability and Earth Literacy
EDF 6766 Education, the
Environment, and Sustainable Futures
This course presents an overview of issues in sustainable
development, education, and the modern school. Efforts will be made
to explore the roles that education and culture play in
environmental degradation as well as solutions
for a sustainable future.
EDF 7937 Advanced Topics in
Social Foundations of Education (Sustainable Futures)
(3). This course explores questions and arguments related to
environmental issues and schooling. It examines how schools,
from an ecological perspective, can be both part of the
problem and the solution in the achievement of “sustainability,”
“sustainable development,” or “sustainable futures.” Topics
will engage students in an examination of the role of holistic
education in fostering sustainability and envisioning environmental
and ecological interpretations of life on Earth and the future of
EDF 6925 Special Topics in
Urban Education: Civic Engagement
(3). This course examines the critical issues related to
ethnicity and culture that face
us in contemporary society and how these issues relate to teaching,
learning and curriculum reform in multicultural classrooms in urban
communities. Through engaging in an on-going dialogue among a
variety of stakeholders, new experiments in education, ecology,
social justice, civic engagement,
economics and politics will be investigated within the context of
building community and libratory practices.
Urban Education: Defining the Field (3).
This course examines the state of urban education and contemporary
urban life in America.
EDF 6658 Selected Topics in International
Development Education: Current Policy Issues and Problems
(3). This course is dedicated to the study of contemporary problems
and issues in the fields of educational policy, planning,
management, implementation and research in developing societies.
Earth Charter will be explored extensively.
Offered January 2013