Sociology of Education
SOCIOL XL M175
This course explores how the U.S. educational system both promotes socioeconomic opportunities and maintains socioeconomic inequalities.
What you can learn.
- Apply sociological theory and research methods to the way education is evaluated, improved, and adapted to a rapidly changing world
- Understand school organization and educational processes from elementary, secondary, and post-secondary perspectives
- Explore the ways that education impacts an individual’s identity, and study inequality, social class, gender, and race/ethnicity in the U.S. and across the world
- Understand how educational policy is made, its origins, and the continuing effects of educational reform