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Arreguín is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD). Her research focuses on early childhood and bilingual education, dyad learning, elementary science education in bilingual programs, and elementary science education in linguistically and culturally diverse environments.

The course she has designed for her professorship this fall includes a systematic study of creativity and giftedness, exploring various theories to identify the characteristics of individuals whose lives and actions align with established definitions of giftedness. creativity and giftedness. Students will have the opportunity to conduct case studies and collect evidence to help them understand and explain the manifestations of complex thought in the local and global context.


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Bagheri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Geography at the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. His research interests focus on urban design, public spaces and social behaviors, particularly in the context of the Middle East and Asia.

Her course this semester will help her students adopt an interdisciplinary lens to explore the meanings and dimensions of urban sustainability and the creation of more socially sustainable urban public spaces around the world. The course will include several off-campus “walk and talk” field trips to public spaces around San Antonio, giving its students a hands-on approach to class topics.


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DeLeon is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at COEHD. His research interests include curriculum theory, cultural studies, utopian scholarship, anarchist theory, critical pedagogy, animal studies, spatial theory, and race studies.

DeLeon’s course this fall introduces students to the theories and methodological approaches of philosopher Michel Foucault, exploring his ideas about what constitutes knowledge and madness. Combining formal archival research in UTSA Libraries’ Special Collections with reflective journaling, DeLeon students will craft a unique research proposal around class topics and use their findings to produce a peer-reviewed and reviewed special issue at the end of the course.

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