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Sociological Perspectives on Higher Education

This discipline-based elective course will examine higher education from the viewpoint of a sociological lens. We will begin with a brief review of key sociological concepts and then move to readings in the sub discipline of Sociology of Higher Education, including its foundational documents. We will then examine and discuss key themes in higher education from a sociological perspective. Students will apply sociological concepts to an issue of challenge in higher education organizations and will frame a research topic using sociological theories.

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