Education matters. Whatever you do after graduation, wherever you live, you will never be far removed from this cornerstone of our society. Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) is an interdisciplinary minor that uses a big picture perspective to help you understand and influence education here and abroad.

To sign up or simply learn more, email Ann Primus Berends to make an appointment.

If you're interested in questions like these...

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • How does the history of the US educational system contribute to its present form and goals?
  • Are educational opportunities equitable for all?
  • What factors influence student learning?
  • How does education contribute to the development of the "good" citizen and the "just" society?

...become an ESS minor! 

Contact Ann Primus Berends to learn more.



Announcements, Events, and Opportunities 

Spring courses and schedules are now listed here! To find course descriptions, go to Class Search here.


AnBryce Scholars Forum, "Navigating the Margins: Diversity, Inclusion and Access at the University of the 21st Century" November 6-8, McKenna Hall. For registration info and the speaker line-up, follow this link.

ESS Sophomore/Junior Lunch-n-Learn, Friday, December 1, 12:00-1:00 pm, McGlinn Room (right off Remick Commons). Hear about research, summer service opportunities, and more.


Flatley Center for Undergraduate Student Engagement has many grants available. Find out about them here.