Sociology of Education


This course provides an overview of sociological theory and research on education in contemporary U.S. society. Drawing from sociological perspectives, it covers the implications of schools and schooling for social inequality, mobility, and group relations. It examines major theoretical perspectives on the purpose and social organization of mass education in the United States, and topics related to the organization and function of schools, access to educational resources, and group disparities in school experiences and outcomes. Enrollment note: Undergraduate students must enroll in Educ. 453B and graduate students must enroll in Educ. 5530
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Eth; BU BA; AS SSC; AS SD I; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC

Section 01

Sociology of Education
INSTRUCTOR: Nadirah Farah Foley
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