Sociology of Education (SOC2205.01)

Debbie Warnock

What is the purpose of schooling in modern society? Does everyone have access to equal educational opportunities? How do experiences of education vary by race, class, and gender? What role does education policy play in maintaining or reducing social inequalities? How has and how might education policy change under the leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos? In this course, we will employ sociological theories and research to explore current issues, debates, and policies in education. We will discuss the extent to which research informs education policy and students will research, design, and present their own solutions to current policy problems. Some of the topics we will investigate include trends in segregation both within and among schools, school choice policies, and access to higher education.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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