Apr 21, 2024  
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 3360 - Sociological Perspectives on School and Society

This course examines education as a social institution and focuses its role in 1) transmitting dominant culture and knowledge; 2) reproducing social stratification and 3) maintaining social control. Drawing, for example, on functionalism and conflict theory, linkages will be drawn between these broader social functions of the school and specific processes at the school and classroom level. Implications for educational policy will also be examined. Classic works by authors such as Willard Waller, Robert Dreeben, Philip Jackson, and Dan Lortie as well as contempory research will comprise the course readings.