This course explores intersections between the arts, education, and society in diverse contexts. Students will critically examine philosophical, historical, sociological, research, and practical issues in arts education. Through written, spoken, and artistic discourse, we will consider and situate arts education as socially, politically, and culturally embedded action. Topics include arts education in school and community settings, philosophy and sociology of arts education, pedagogies of the arts, arts-based research methodologies, and arts as research. This course is both experiential and text-based.