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How College Works: An Introduction to the Sociology of Higher Education (FEMGEN 138A)


This course is designed for students who want to better understand the elite 4-year college system and how inequalities are both perpetuated and ameliorated by its structure and practices (focusing on gender, race, and first generation college students). This course will prepare students for their own undergraduate study at Stanford, using research and reflection. Focusing on the sociology of higher education, the course draws from research in education, sociology and gender studies. This course is designed for undergraduates, with a notable utility for first-year students, but anyone is welcome!