Educational and Social Thought Courses

The following courses provide direct support to doctoral, certificate, and master's programs in education and to programs in the arts and sciences colleges and to programs in other professional schools of the University.

Courses in the Sociology of Education

E Soc 631 (E Epl 604, A Soc 604) Macrosociology of Education and Educational Leadership

The leadership of schools and school systems from the perspective of sociology. The relationships between education and other societal subsystems are treated in historical and comparative perspective. Particular attention is given to the nexus between schools, the economy, the polity, and systems of social stratification.

E Soc 632 (E Epl 605, A Soc 603) Microsociology of Education and Educational Leadership (3)

Concepts and theories from sociology and social psychology selected for their relevance to organizational behavior. Stresses the relations between research findings and application to organizational problems. Topics include individual differences, attitude formation and change, perception, motivation, influence processes, and group formation as they affect both individuals and educational organizations.