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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 295-02 - Special Topic: Sociology of Education

4 credits (Fall)
Educational opportunity has long been considered the lynchpin of mobility in the United States, and yet education paradoxically reproduces inequalities across generations. This course explores the sociological study of education, focusing on the crucial question of when and how schooling ameliorates or exacerbates inequalities. Topics to be addressed include: social mobility and stratification; social reproduction; the dynamics of race, class, and gender in education; social capital; school choice; social and generational change; and higher education.

Prerequisite: SOC 111 .
Note: This course will begin on August 22nd, one week before the start of the official fall semester.
Instructor: Devine-Eller