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Feb 11, 2015 by Octavia Kelsey-Garnes (okelseyg)
SOC 2163 : Sociology of Education
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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 02:05:03 GMT
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ORSC-BA: Organizational Sciences
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Sociology of Education
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Sociology of Education
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002
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Analysis of educational systems from historical–comparative, institutional, and micro-sociological perspectives. Emphasis on educational systems in relation to the religious, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping their character; the role of formal education in modern society.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Students will become familiar with major canonical texts and will engage with primary sources as well as secondary interpretations of, and commentaries upon them; 2. Develop sociological understandings of the relationship between education and society, in particular, between education and inequality and education and the economy; 3. Be able to apply key sociological concepts and theories to address educational issues in a problem-solving manner; 4. Develop and enhance problem-solving skills by learning to define, analyze, and develop informed solutions to socio-educational problems, including to identify how education shapes potential problems and solutions; 5. Develop and enhance evidence-based arguments about social issues, understanding the role of education in creating and/or changing social reality; 6. Improve written communication skills through writing for a variety of audiences about socio-legal issues; 7. Improve oral communication skills through the sharing of research findings with the instructor and peers.
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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
GWSB-Moral Reasoning Elective
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
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