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Sociology (SOC)

SOC 538 (EDTHP 538) Sociology of Education (3) Provides students with an overview of dominant sociological theoretical perspectives on schools, schooling, and education in modern society.

SOC (EDTHP) 538 Sociology of Education (3)

This graduate course in the Sociology of Education covers the major sociological theories and empirical research on the role of formal education in society. The object of the course is to have the student become conversant with the main lines of sociological research applied to education and social development at the individual, community, and societal levels. Since sociology of education has had considerable impact on educational policy over the past 50 years, a second goal of the course is to understand this relationship and avenues for future research and policy analysis from a sociological perspective. This course is a central topic in the general study of social stratification and hence in pursuit of the Ph.D. in the Educational Theory and Policy and the Sociology program. The format of the course is a didactic seminar with extensive written assignments as the usual form of evaluation.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2007

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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