AMST 2710

AMST 2710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17224 AMST 2710   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 175
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17225 AMST 2710   DIS 201

    • T Warren Hall 138
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17226 AMST 2710   DIS 202

    • W Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17227 AMST 2710   DIS 203

    • R Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17228 AMST 2710   DIS 204

    • F Warren Hall 113
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17229 AMST 2710   DIS 205

    • F Warren Hall 113
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Sipple, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person