Education & Society Minor

The School of Educational Studies is suspending admissions to the Education & Society beginning Autumn 2024. Students interested in declaring this minor should work with their major advisor to do so as soon as possible. SES will continue to support student completion of the minor, and questions about minor advising or requirements can be directed to SES advisors.

Minor Description

The Education & Society Minor is intended to help students develop broad perspectives on the purposes and forms of education and schooling.

Meet with your advisor or an advisor in the School of Educational Studies (SES) for more information and to declare this minor.

Learning Objectives

The Education & Society provides students with multiple opportunities to think critically on issues related to:

  • Culture and knowledge
  • Global education and education in the United States
  • The role of education in society
  • Equity in education

Minor Requirements

To complete the minor in Education & Society, students must complete 25 credits in the following areas:

Required Coursework – 5 credits

  • B EDUC 220 Education and Society

Elective Coursework – 20 credits

No more than 5 credits can be taken outside the School of Educational Studies (B EDUC prefix).

  • B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 250 Topics in Education and Popular Culture
  • B EDUC 315 History of Education in the United States
  • B EDUC 328 Diversity, Leadership and Engagement
  • B EDUC 330 Race, Culture, and Identity in the Classroom
  • B EDUC 392 Independent Study (must have Educational Studies faculty mentor)
  • B EDUC 456 Adolescents in School and Society
  • B EDUC 460 Moral Dimensions of Education
  • B EDUC 461 Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 480 Life and Learning in Middle School
  • BIS 219 The Politics of Sex Education
  • BIS 225 Applied Social Psychology
  • BIS 226 Foundations of U.S. Social Service
  • BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems
  • BIS 443 Educational Policy and the American Economy
  • BIS 445 Meanings and Realities of Inequality
  • BISIA 484 Arts Learning in the Community
  • BHLTH 465 Adolescent Health

Additional Requirements

  • 2.00 cumulative GPA in all UW coursework is required to declare the Education & Society Minor
  • A grade of 2.0 or higher is required in each minor course
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be upper-division coursework (300-level and above)