Educational Advocacy

This is a sample set of learning objectives only. Each INDS student chooses a unique combination of courses as part of their degree proposal. See more ยป

Learning Objectives:
My proposed degree program incorporates five main threads that support my long range goals: African immigration patterns and causes; African immigrant communities; Educational policy; the politics of Advocacy; and Education and Child Development. With this program I will:

1. Gain a broader understating of the economic, political and social forces that drive African emigration to the U.S.

  • GOVT 211: Pol. Econ. Dev. 3rd World
  • INDS 430: Global Migration Seminar

2. Develop insight into the social and economic realities that African immigrant families face in the U.S.

  • ANTH 304: Kin, Community & Ethnicity 
  • SOCY 204: Diversity & Pluralism
  • SOCY 321: Race & Ethnic Relations
  • MLL 306: Intercultural Communication: Confronting Immigrant and Heritage Communities

3. Understand the relationship between Education Policy and Immigrants.

  • AMST 452: Evaluating Educational Policy and Culture
  • POLI 445: Law, Politics and American Education
  • HIST 447: History of Civil Rights

4. Develop an understanding of how advocacy works at every level in the community.

  • POLI 327: Interest Groups and Lobbyists
  • INDS 410: Interdisciplinary Studies Internship
  • INDS 490: Capstone Project

5. Acquire a solid foundation in Education and Child Development.

  • EDUC 310: Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 311: Psychological Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 312: Analysis of Teaching and Learning
  • PSYC 203: Human Growth and Development
  • PSYC 210: Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC 330: Child Development and Culture