(Cross-listed as SOC 261.) This course focuses on issues of social diversity, social inequality, and social justice in education. We will examine education as a central site of conflict over the gap between the United States' egalitarian mission and its unequal structure, processes, and outcomes. Students will rethink contemporary solutions to social diversity in education, develop a social justice framework which emphasizes inequality, and design an institutional ethnographic project as a critical intervention in schools and society.
Provides credit toward the Education interdisciplinary minor and the Ethnic Studies interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.