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Sociology: Sociology of Suburban Schools

SOC 195 Z1 (CRN: 60490)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: EDFS 200 Z1

About SOC 195 Z1

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Instructor

Kieran Killeen ()

Notes

Dates: May 19 - May 30, 2014; Cross listed with EDFS 200 Z1; Total cross listed enrollment is 15

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Section Description

Suburban schools have an elevated and often, poorly justified mystique. Scholar Delores Hayden argues that there are 8 historical types of suburbs in the US, though many people understand these communities as edge cities or doorsteps to rural isolation. Interestingly, widespread and largely positive assumptions exist about the performance and equity issues evident in suburban schools. Many of these assumptions are untrue and being challenged by rapid demographic change across metropolitan areas. This course seeks to identify the historical basis for these assumptions, discuss contemporary social processes the affect the suburbs and third discuss how these forces interact with suburban schools in important ways. Through a seminar style class, students will read and discuss the history of suburban communities, their schools and contemporary demographic changes as well as complete a qualitative research project that involves interviewing suburban families and writing a case report. A draft syllabus is available upon request.

Section Expectation

This summer course is taught as a two week intensive beginning May 19, 2014 and concluding May 30, 2014.

Evaluation

Quizzes; Take Home Examination; Field Work; Case Study Report

Meetings

Course runs from to

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Location

Lafayette Hall L311 (View Campus Map)

Times

to on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Important Dates

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