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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 260 Sociology of Education

Prerequisite: SOC 101 , ENG 101  
3 credits

The Sociology of Education course focuses on the external social forces and internal organizational processes that shape schooling. This course begins by analyzing the development of this field of inquiry, tracing its origins to the work of French sociologist Emile Durkheim followed by a range of international and domestic sociological theorists. Rooting the creation of educational institutions within the history of U.S. education, we then consider a wide range of topics. In addition to discussions that center on contemporary issues in education, the course will consider global dimensions and offer a comparative analysis of education wherever applicable. Besides K-12, we will consider developments in higher education with a focus on the expansion of access and lifelong learning. Not offered every year