SOC 2710

SOC 2710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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 (SBA-AS)

Comments Co-meets with AMST 5710/DSOC 5710/EDUC 5710/SOC 5710.

  • 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •  6370SOC 2710  LEC 001

  •  6371SOC 2710  DIS 201

  •  6372SOC 2710  DIS 202

  •  6373SOC 2710  DIS 203

  •  6374SOC 2710  DIS 204

  •  6375SOC 2710  DIS 205