Syllabus for Sociology of Education, Traditions
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 4UK028
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Sociology of Education A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2008-03-11
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Educational Sciences
- Revised: 2015-08-17
- Revised by: The Department Board
- Applies from: Autumn 2015
A Bachelor's degree corresponding to at least 180 credits, including at least 90 credits from disciplines pertaining to social sciences or the humanities.
- Responsible department: Department of Education
Decisions and guidelines
The course is part of the Master's Programme in Sociology of Education and the Master's Programme in Educational Sciences with a Specialisation in Sociology of Education. It can also be given as an independent course.
After completion of the course the students are expected to be able to
- characterise central research traditions in the social sciences and humanities of relevance to the sociology of education
- recognise differences and similarities between these traditions when it comes to the construction of research objects, the identification of research questions, and the choices and usages of empirical data and research methods.
- analyse the relationship between education and social class
The course treats works of classic and modern authors representing central traditions in the social sciences and humanities of relevance to the sociology of education.
Emphasis is given to
- the work of particularly influential classic and modern authors as well as to fundamental questions and issues in the social sciences
- key concepts and vocabulary in the social sciences with particular attention to those used in the sociology of education
- relationship between education and social class
The course consists of lectures and seminars.
The assessment is based on a written assignment.
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Applies from: Autumn 2015
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
The Economic Way of Looking at Behavior: The Nobel Lecture
Part of:Journal of political economy.
La distinction : critique sociale du jugement
Paris: Ed. de minuit, 1979
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life
New York: Basic Books, 1976
Läsestycken för samhällsvetare
5:e upplagan: Uppsala: SEC/ILU. Rapporter från Forskningsgruppen för utbildnings- och kultursociologi nr 6., 1998
Class and stratification
3. ed.: Cambridge: Polity, 2008
L'évolution pédagogique en France
2. éd.: Paris, c 1969: 1969
L'archéologie du savoir
Paris: Gallimard, 1969
Asylums : essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991
Le métier de sociologue : Préalables épistémologiques
Cinquieme edition, publié initialement 2005: Berlin ;New York: De Gruyter, 2005
Selektion, ca. 100 pages
Simone de Beauvoir : the making of an intellectual woman
2. ed.: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
The School Class as a Social System : Some of its functions in American society
Part of:Harvard educational review.