(Cross-listed as SOC 330.) An introduction to the sociological study of education in the United States, including an examination of the school as an organization within a larger environment. Explores the link between schools and social stratification by analyzing the mutually generative functions of schools and considers how processes within schools can lead to different outcomes for stakeholders.
Provides major credit in Sociology and satisfies a requirement in the Educational Studies Minor.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.