SOC 595 - Topics in Sociology
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Sociology of Higher Education
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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"Higher education is an important site of both social reproduction and social mobility, as well as being critical to knowledge production. This course will examine current work in sociology on U.S. higher education, with a particular emphasis on its organizational aspects: how different types of colleges work, how they interact with each other as part of an organizational field, and how they are governed by the state. We will read a range of books and articles, focusing on work published in the last five years. Books tentatively include Hamilton & Nielsen’s Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities (Chicago, 2021), Eaton’s Bankers in the Ivory Tower: The Rise of Finance in U.S. Higher Education and Society (Chicago, in press), McMillan Cottom’s Lower Ed: The Troubled Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (New Press, 2017), Okechukwu’s To Fulfill These Rights: Political Struggle Over Affirmative Action and Open Admission (Columbia, 2019), and Owen-Smith’s Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future (Stanford, 2018)."


SOC 595 - Topics in Sociology
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
4SOC Grad
Tu 11:30AM - 2:30PM

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