AMST 2710

AMST 2710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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
  •  8365AMST 2710  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8366AMST 2710  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8367AMST 2710  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8368AMST 2710  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8369AMST 2710  DIS 204

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8370AMST 2710  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.