Summer Class - SOC 280

Students, Schools,and Society

This course is designed as an introduction to the sociology of education. We will discuss the sociological theories of education and a range of empirical research that has been conducted on education. We will also discuss key issues in education including, but not limited to, student outcomes, what students are actually taught and learn, higher education, teachers and administrators, and the role of education in society. The primary goal of the course is to familiarize you with the sociological perspective on education, provide you with knowledge about the key issues within the field and to enhance your writing, reading and critical thinking skills in the context of examining the sociology of education.

This will be an online class during Summer Session I 2017 that is delivered by D2L. Readings will be available online and there is one required book to purchase/rent. Assignments will include: low-stakes quizzes, three written assignments, and contributing to online discussions - written and voice recorded.

I hope to have the D2L site accessible in advance. Please email me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Sincerely,

Darla Still (dmstill@email.arizona.edu)