Dec 02, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 315 - Educational Justice (3 credits)


(Prereq: SOC 101  or SOC 102 ) This course explores the institution of education in the United States from a social justice perspective. Topics include the history of educational inequalities, standardized testing, tracking, school choice, and school funding. The course also explores race, class, and gender disparities in access to both high quality schooling and higher education. The course addresses ways in which education policies at the local, state, and federal levels have historically ameliorated or exasperated inequalities and how education can be used as an instrument for social justice and social change.