Educational Studies Minor

The minor in educational studies provides an expanded opportunity for Fairfield University undergraduates to incorporate the study of education into their undergraduate living and learning experiences, whether as prospective teachers or as prospective citizens, or to enhance their preparation as policy makers, practicing professionals or scholars in other fields.

Eligibility for the minor requires completion of 30 credits and background/fingerprinting check at a State-approved site. See the program's website for details.

For a 15-credit minor in educational studies, students complete the following:

ED 0200Explorations in Education: Introduction to Teaching, Learning, and Schooling3
ED 0241Educational Psychology3
ED 0329Philosophy of Education: An Introduction3
Diversity Courses
Select one course from the following, or seek prior approval from Program Director for an alternate choice:3
The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the American Workplace
Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity
Contemporary Women Writers of Color
Literacy and Language
African American Women Writers
Latin@ Literature
Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in U.S. History
Inventing Themselves: African-American Women in U.S. History
The History of Jazz
Music of Black Americans
World Music History and Ensemble
Healthcare Delivery Systems
The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender
Developmental Psychology for Majors with Lab
American Class Structure
Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations
Race, Cities, and Poverty
Sociology of Education
Culture, Civilization, and Literature in the Spanish-American Caribbean Region
Relevant Cognate Area Courses
Select one course from the following: 13
Ethics in Education
Human Biology: Form and Function
Science, Technology, and Society
Ecology and Society
Introduction to Forensic Science
Chemistry of Nutrition
Chemistry, Energy, and the Environment
Chemistry and Art
Argument and Advocacy
Mass Media and Society
The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the American Workplace
Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity
Literacy and Language
Literature for Young Adults
Teaching and Writing
Justice and the Developing World
The History of Jazz
Music of Black Americans
World Music History and Ensemble
Healthcare Delivery Systems
Internship in Advocacy and Community Organizing
Introduction to the Study of Peace and Justice
Physics of Light and Color
Physics of Sound and Music
Science and Technology of War and Peace: The Way Things Work
Physics of Sport
Energy and Environment
Developmental Psychology for Majors with Lab
Contemporary Moral Problems
Race, Gender, and Ethnic Relations
Race, Cities, and Poverty
Introduction to International Migration
Sociology of Education
Culture, Civilization, and Literature in the Spanish-American Caribbean Region
Select a course covering 50 years or more of U.S. History 2
Total Credits15
1

Must differ from your diversity course choice.

2

Elementary education candidates are required to take one of the state-approved U.S. History courses.

Note: Biology majors and minors may use any 200- or 300-level biology lab course to satisfy the cognate course for the minor in educational studies.

Certain courses taken to fulfill the minor in educational studies may be used to fulfill requirements for the undergraduate core and US or World diversity requirements. Some may also be used to fulfill requirements for a major.