Introduction to the logic of inquiry; qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis; introduction to statistical analysis; writing and interpreting research reports; using computers for statistical analysis. Experimental, survey, and ethnographic methods will be emphasized.
An introduction to the major historical, philosophical, and sociological ideas in American education, including the history of schooling in the United States. Historical threads from a variety of multicultural perspectives will be presented, and philosophical approaches from selected global thinkers will be discussed. The student will be encouraged to develop his/her own unique philosophy of …
The social, cultural, and historical construction of gender and sexuality; gender and sexual orientation as a mechanism of stratification; the effects of sexism and heterosexism; feminist theory, queer theory, and the intersection of gender, race, class, and nation.
Supervised experience in the field or independent research under the guidance of an instructor in Sociology.