DSOC 2710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course is a blending of the Sociology of Education and Public Policy. Front and center in this course is the question of why consistent differential educational and economic outcomes exists in American society. We explore the broad sociological functions of schooling (socialization, sorting, caretaking, training) as well as local, state, and federal policies and court decisions.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (D-AG, HA-AG, SBA-AG)

Outcomes
  • Recognize and interpret the sociological function(s) of American Schools (e.g., socializer, sorter, trainer, and caretaker) as well as its role as a change agent, an equalizer, and reproducer of society's inequalities).
  • Integrate education into the major public policy issues in American society.
  • Learn the legal framework and justification for local, state, and federal roles in public and private schooling.
  • Develop a critical understanding of both schools and the critics of schools.
  • Evaluate how schools and communities respond to the multitude of societal, private, and governmental pressures.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •  1293DSOC 2710  LEC 001

  •  1283DSOC 2710  DIS 201

  •  1284DSOC 2710  DIS 202

  •  1285DSOC 2710  DIS 203

  •  1286DSOC 2710  DIS 204

  •  1287DSOC 2710  DIS 205