Fall 2023 Sociology UN3921 section 001



Call Number 13323
Day & Time
W 10:10am-12:00pm
327 Uris Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Teresa Sharpe
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: (SOCI UN1000) Higher education in the U.S. is going through a period of rapid change. State support is shrinking, student debt is increasing, full-time faculty are being replaced by adjuncts, and learning outcomes are difficult to measure, at best. This class will try to makes sense of these changes. Among other questions, it will ask whether higher education is a source of social mobility or a means of class reproduction; how the college experience differs by race, class, and type of college attended; how the economics of higher education have led to more expensive college and more student loans; and how we might make college better. We will consider several different points of view on the current state of U.S. higher education: that of students who apply to and attend college, that of colleges and universities, and that of society at large. As part of this course, students will conduct research on their own universities: Columbia College or Barnard College.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 17 students (15 max) as of 5:05PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Status Full
Subject Sociology
Number UN3921
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SOCI3921W001