United States Education Survey Class Schedule
TRENAK13 (FAST-US-5) United States Education Survey (Hopkins)
Fall Term 2010, Mondays 12.30-1345, B-4087
08 November Update
- 06 September Course organization, evaluation [exam and optional group
project or research paper] & (see also web links); student questions, overview of course
- 13 September Primary &
Secondary education I: structure, administration, access, financing,
equality of opportunity; community involvement, taxation. Pre-school
education, the primary school, and junior high: socialization & the "3
- 20 September Primary
and Secondary education II: The comprehensive high school: diverse
options & open structure; parochial and private schools and home study
options; importance of extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
Options available via parochial and private schools, charter schools, home
schooling, vouchers and other sociopolitical considerations affecting
- 27 September From High School to 'College':
Undergraduate education and the B.A.
degree, #1. Higher education alternatives available, how one applies
and is admitted.
- 04 October Undergraduate education and the B.A. degree,
#2. Structure of the B.A. degree and undergraduate course structure
- 11 October Student
life on (and off) campus: Extracurricular and other activities,
sororities, social, academic and professional fraternities, student
E-mailed questions due today
- 25 October Graduate
study, academic and professional: admission and study programs,
connection with faculty mobility, equal opportunity/affirmative action;
etc. International mobility and academic credential transferability.
- 01 November Student
- 08 November Student
- 15 November Publication of open-book exam.
- 22 November (independent work on exams)
- 29 November Exam answers due
(Please also take a moment to complete a course evaluation form!)
TRENAK13 (FAST-US-5) is an optional course in both the FAST and ETRAN
curricula. Evaluation is by number grade based on an open-book take-home exam (two credits), with
additional credit possible via optional group
projects or supervised research papers.
Students must also submit two questions by the
scheduled date (as plain e-mail text; not as attachments). Supplementary
outside reading on relevant material is expected.
Exam answers may be submitted as plain e-mail, as web pages or in RTF
format. Questions, projects and papers will be archived
in the US-5 web directories. Students should subscribe to USA5-L and consult the US-5 web resources.
US-5 References Index
US-5 Student Questions