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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 298 - Sociology of Education

This course is geared toward not only those thinking about education as a future profession but also anyone interested in issues of social justice and social change more broadly. Through readings, film, critical discussion of current events, and reflexive analysis of our own schooling to date, we will explore such questions as: What are the functions of education in society? Are schools sites of liberation or social control? How do race, class, gender, gender identity, sexuality, immigration or indigenous status, and disability affect educational outcomes? In what ways does education reflect, reproduce, and even deepen existing inequalities in society? And how can education be used to interrupt, challenge, or break down existing inequalities?

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