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SOCI620 - Social Analysis of Education Systems

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI620 Course ID: 5069 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In this course the social aspects of education and the modern school system in the United States will be examined. The sociological perspective will be used as a lens to explore how life opportunities are shaped by experiences in school; how schools reproduce, reinforce, and challenge relationships of inequality in social, economic, and political structures. Students will explore the development of the modern schools system in the United States. Students will examine career opportunities for sociologists in education.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast education systems from different countries.
  2. Examine key arguments in the sociology of education literature.
  3. Deconstruct the relationship between schooling and social inequality.
  4. Analyze the ecological impact of education.
  5. Evaluate current trends in education using material from the course.
  6. Examine career paths for sociologists in teaching, instruction, evaluation, and education administration

*Note: Successful completion of the sociology graduate program requires a portfolio with artifacts from your courses. Save all of the assignments you submit in class, whether they are marked as an artifact or not, for use in your portfolio at the end of the program. Depending on when you complete SOCI698, your past courses and assignments may no longer be accessible to you.*

All course materials are free and provided in our Library. Link to our eReserve page in the Library and select this course to access your materials.

Book Title:The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Apple, Ball and Gandin
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.