EDUC 062. Sociology of Education
(Cross-listed as SOCI 062B )
This course will examine urban schools and classrooms in the United States from a sociological perspective. Students are introduced to the theory and method of the sociological study of education, and the core issues taken up in the field, such as social stratification and mobility, and educational equity and opportunity. Emphasis will be placed on the influence of local, state, and federal policies on the social organization of schools, relationships among social actors within these institutions, and patterns of inequality in what students learn. Variation among these issues will be primarily explored through race and ethnicity, citizenship status and native language, gender and sexual orientation, and disability/ability. The course will conclude with applying knowledge in the field to policy and practice at the PreK-12 and postsecondary level.
Catalog chapter: Educational Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/educational-studies
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