The course is part of the Master Programme in Sociology of Education and the Master 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