SOC 6286 Studies in Social Problems: Inequalities in Education -- 3 unit(s)
Course Description: This graduate level course provides an introduction and overview of sociological theories of social problems for education majors, including objectivist and constructionist approaches. Within that framework, we will focus in greater depth on current and relevant issues in American education such as immigration, race, crime, sexualities, gender, violence, and bullying in schools. Drawing on Johnson's (2005) five-step learning process, we will do the following: (1) identify the process through which social problems are constructed, (2) identify existence of the social problem, (3) identify core causes of the social problem, (4) identify structural solutions to the social problem, and (5) identify individual actions that contribute to structural solutions.
Term: Spring 2013
Start/End Date: Jan 14 - May 10
Meeting Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location (Facility ID): SEC 130A
Instruction Mode: ICN
Ruth Chananie-Hill, Assistant Professor
Class Section: 60
Class Nbr: 55974
If two numbers are listed, undergraduate level class number is listed first, graduate level class number is listed second.
Enrollment is limited.
This course is offered as part of a cohort program and may not be available for open enrollment. Please contact our office if you have any questions.
Students will enroll through Continuing and Distance Education.
For more information:
Jacie Dahlstrom, Continuing and Distance Education
Phone: 319-273-5970 or 800-772-1746