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SOCY 1067 Sociology of Education (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will examine the relationship between education and society through the lens of sociology. Students will develop competency around sociological theories and methods that will allow them to deconstruct some of the perennial questions in education, such as: What is the function of schooling in modern society? Can education be relied upon to facilitate social mobility, or does it create social reproduction? How have changing definitions of childhood and family coexisted alongside education in U.S. society? Should everyone go to college? How will digital media and technological change influence institutional change in education?

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lindsey Carfagna

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17