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The Department of Music will offer a new interdisciplinary course in music and political science that explores arts education, advocacy, and policy.

Arts Education Policy

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MUED 348/448 -&- POSC 482B/382B

Dates: June 5 - July 11, 2023
Session: 5 Week Session, on campus
Time: TuWeTh 9:30 - 11:50 AM
Location: Haydn Hall, 102
Credit: 3.00 units
Instructor: Benjamin Helton (contact)
Department: Music

Course Description

Ever wonder:

  • Why are the arts always on the educational chopping block?
  • What do the arts in school have to do with test scores?
  • Why is a balanced curriculum of STEM and the arts preferable to one with just STEM?

Through inquiries and analyses of arts education, political science, and education policy, this interdisciplinary course empowers arts advocates and teachers to participate in local policy activism by clarifying their goals and expectations as well as help them explore the education policy quagmire through the arts education lens.

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