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Sociology of Higher Education

This course is meant to be an intensive introduction to the sociology of education, with a specific emphasis on issues and empirical trends occurring at the tertiary or post-secondary level. By taking this course, students will become familiar with 1) major theoretical perspectives used within the sub-discipline, 2) some of the important characteristics of the recent evolution of higher education, 3) the organizational structure of higher education systems, 4) important aspects of the internal structure of educational organizations and 5) other important empirical trends. It is my expectation that this course will prepare students to undertake graduate level studies in the sociology of education. Students should be aware that this course will entail a very heavy reading load.

SOCIOL 4BB3

Sociology of Higher Education

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): IV Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

This course is meant to be an intensive introduction to the sociology of education, with a specific emphasis on issues and empirical trends occurring at the tertiary or post-secondary level. By taking this course, students will become familiar with 1) major theoretical perspectives used within the sub-discipline, 2) some of the important characteristics of the recent evolution of higher education, 3) the organizational structure of higher education systems, 4) important aspects of the internal structure of educational organizations and 5) other important empirical trends. It is my expectation that this course will prepare students to undertake graduate level studies in the sociology of education. Students should be aware that this course will entail a very heavy reading load.


Cyril Levitt

Professor

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV Honours Sociology or permission of the department. Not open to students with credit in SOCIOL 4J03 or SOCIOL 4K03 if on a similar topic.