Introduces students - both future teachers and those simply interested in education - to pressing issues surrounding education within the United States. The course reveals the complex relationship between schools and the larger society of which they are a part. Examines issues of diversity and equity from different disciplinary lenses, including history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies or human diversity. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomore, Junior or Senior) only.