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Spring 2012-2013
AAS 407 / SOC 407 (SA)   na, npdf

Race, Social Inequality, and Education

Angel L. Harris

Education is becoming increasingly important for upward social mobility in the U.S. and abroad. Education has been linked to societal inequalities in health, income, and other life-chance measures. This course will focus on the role of education in both the production and amelioration of social inequality. Particular attention is given to racial achievement gaps. By engaging both quantitative and qualitative studies, you will acquire 1) knowledge of the historical trends and understanding of racial differences in achievement, and 2) a broad understanding of the current issues/debates in the literature.

Sample reading list:
Tyson, Karoyn, Integration Interrupted
Lewis, Amanda, Race In The Schoolyard
Harris, Angel, Kids Don't Want To Fail
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: 100 - 200 pages per week; Midterm & Final; Short Essays

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 35%
Final Exam - 35%
Term Paper(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41101 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:14 Limit:15