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Sociocultural Studies in Education (SCSE) Minor

Overview

The Sociocultural Studies in Education (SCSE) Minor provides a multidisciplinary foundation for the study of social and cultural phenomena that shape educational ideologies and practices. This minor enables students to take courses from a variety of social science, humanities, and interdisciplinary fields in order to generate a particular perspective, lens, or optic that can illuminate problems or processes of interest to them.

The SCSE Minor program is shaped to suit the particular needs and interests of the student at either the master’s or doctoral level. Courses at either the 5xxx or 8xxx level are selected in consultation with an SCSE faculty member and approved by the SCSE DGS. Courses are generally of two types: those that explicitly draw upon a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective to examine educational processes (e.g. Economics of Education); and those that provide an in-depth exploration of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective itself (e.g. Contemporary Political Thought).

Curriculum

Master’s students complete at least 9 graduate credits from the list of approved courses. These must include a minimum of 3 OLPD course credits and 3 credits from courses outside of OLPD (these courses may be within CEHD).

Doctoral students complete at least 12 graduate credits from the list of approved courses. These must include a minimum of 6 OLPD course credits and 3 credits from courses outside of OLPD (these courses may be within CEHD).

Additional courses may be approved by SCSE faculty in consultation with the SCSE DGS.

Admission

Admission to the SCSE Minor is contingent upon prior admission to a master’s or doctoral degree-granting program within the Graduate School. Interested students should consult with a SCSE faculty member to develop a proposed course of study, then formally declare the minor when they file their program form. Students who declare the minor are required to enlist a member of the SCSE faculty on their master’s or doctoral committee.

SCSE Affiliated Faculty

Nicola Alexander (OLPD)
Pat Avery (CI)
William Beeman (Anthropology)
David Chapman (OLPD)
Joan DeJaeghere (OLPD)
Peter Demerath (OLPD)
Gerry Fry (OLPD)
Michael Goh (OLPD)
Jarrett Gupton (OLPD)
Jean King (OLPD)
Kendall King (CI)
Tim Lensmire (CI)
Cynthia Lewis (CI)
Geoffrey Maruyama (EPSY)
Bic Ngo (CI)
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman (OLPD)
Karen Seashore (OLPD)
Roozbeh Shirazi (OLPD)
Thom Swiss (CI)
David Valentine (Anthropology)
Mark Vagle (CI)
Frances Vavrus (OLPD)
John Wallace (Philosophy)

Program Coordinator

Dr. Peter Demerath
Director of Graduate Studies for the Sociocultural Studies in Education Minor
612-626-0768
pwd@umn.edu

Revised July 11, 2014

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