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Spring 2012-2013
SOC 560   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in Social Stratification (Half-Term) - Race and Schooling

Angel L. Harris

Education is becoming increasingly important for upward social mobility in the U.S. and abroad and has been linked to societal inequalities in health, income, and other life-chance measures. This seminar engages both quantitative and qualitative studies and focuses on 1) the historical trends and understanding of racial/ethnic differences in achievement, and 2) the current issues/debates within the sociology of education literature. In addition to considering the relative underachievement of blacks and latino/as, this course also examines the academic success of Asian Americans and Asians living within the U.S.

Sample reading list:
Amanda E. Lewis, Race in the Schoolyard
Vivian S. Louie, Compelled to Excell
John McWhorter, Losing the Race
John U. Ogbu, Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
This course meets from 02/05/13 to 03/12/13.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41137 S01 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm T   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:2 Limit:30