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SOCI 433E Directed Studies - STU DIRECTED SEM

General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under the supervision, of a Department faculty member selected by the student.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: One of SOCI 100, SOCI 101, SOCI 102. (And permission of the Department.)


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedSOCI 433E 201Seminar2 Wed9:0012:00

(Rm Location: ANSO 1305) SOCIOLOGY OF HIGHER EDUCATION - This student-directed seminar will examine the institution of higher education from a sociological perspective. Today, as high school completion is nearing universality in Canada, more and more young adults are looking towards universities as the next level of certification they must attain for a good standard of living. Higher education and universities have taken on an increasingly larger role in shaping our lives. This credential inflation must not be taken for granted and as students in an institute of higher education ourselves, we must think more critically about the goals and outcomes of the university, as well as the inequalities inherent in them. This course is organised around three aspects of universities: accessibility and ~

and selection processes of universities, the organisation and structure of universities, and the processes of socialisation within universities. Students will relate these topics to works of classical theorists such as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber, as well as contemporary theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu and Annette Lareau. As we critically examine the role of the university in society today, we will also explore what it means to be a university student and challenge traditional notions of how we teach, learn, and evaluate teaching and learning. Students who are interested should send a statement of intent including year of study, major, and reasons for interest to the Student Coordinator at alex.chow@alumni.ubc.ca