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SO 212 - Sociology of Education

( 3 :0 :0 ) 3 credits

This course uses sociological perspectives and theories to understand the relationships between schools and society. The functions and roles of schools in modern societies and their impact on people’s outcomes in life are examined. Topics include stratification, diversity, and the dynamics of social class, race, ethnicity, and gender in education, inequality, social mobility, the organizational characteristics of schooling, schools/classrooms as social systems, education policies, and practices and prospects for school reform.

SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology