[EDYS 164] Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Education and Youth Studies

An exploration of major theories and significant research on the development and explanation of social and cultural differences and how they affect the lives and education of youth. The course will investigate student diversity, with special attention to race, class, gender, language, and the inclusion of students with special needs in general education. Issues are examined mainly through the lenses of sociology, anthropology, and education and youth policy. Using the theories and methodologies of these disciplines, students will critically examine how and why race, class, language, ability and disability, and gender have influenced education.

Course Title

Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Education and Youth Studies

Course Code

EDYS 164



Fulfills Requirements



Offered each spring and alternate fall semesters.


Also listed as Critical Identity Studies 204.

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