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Introduction to US Education

This course introduces students to the central themes, issues, and controversies in American education. What is the purpose of “school”? How did schools begin, in the United States, and how have they evolved across time? How do children learn? How are they different from each other, and why and when should that matter? How should we teach them? and how should we structure schools and classrooms to promote learning?

Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Society and Social Sciences

Course #
HSED-UE 1005
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
Liberal Arts Core
Societies and the Social Sciences


James Fraser

Professor of History and Education, Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities

For syllabus, please email Dominic Brewer at