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SOCI 433E 201 (Seminar)

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

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17, 2020

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Wed9:0012:00
Instructor: TBA
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Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:14
Currently Registered:1
General Seats Remaining:14
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  (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 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

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