Sociology
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SOC 245
Sociology of Education
Spring

This course is organized around issues of diversity, acculturation, and quality in educating children and adults in the United States. Students will examine the dynamic complexities of formal education as it reflects the norms, values, mores, and traditions of the society. Utilizing structural-functionalist, symbolic interaction, and conflict theories, we will explore the processes of social control and social change endemic to the American system of education and its attendant institutions. United States educational policies are critically assessed through cross-national comparisons with coun
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Bruce Williams
Instructor consent required.

Note(s):
Limited to 25 undergraduate and 6 graduate students.
Open to graduate students only.

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Social Sciences Annual Student Conferences

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P: 510.430.2338
F: 510.430.2304
E: sociology@mills.edu

Last Updated: 7/12/17