DSOC 3050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

The main goal of this course is to examine the functions of education institutions, as they affect individual welfare, inequality, and development. It begins with a review of basic definitions and measures of education, inequality, and development, and then examines the individual and societal functions of education, from theoretical perspectives drawn from sociology, economics, and demography. The insights from these various perspectives are examined critically. The course also reviews studies that have examined how investments in education appear to affect selected outcomes.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: introductory social science course or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (SBA) (D)

  • Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories and assumptions in the student's discipline(s) (especially in one or more of the college's priority areas of land grant-agricultural sciences, applied social sciences, environmental sciences, and/or life sciences) and more broadly in the sciences and humanities.
  • Integrate quantitative and qualitative information to reach defensible and creative conclusions.
  • Articulate the views of people with diverse perspectives.

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Enrollment Information

  •  1011DSOC 3050  LEC 001

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Prerequisite: introductory social science course or permission of instructor.