Course Code: Soc302 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Sociology • Field of study: Sociology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Vlad Zeno Millea
Seminar tutor: Vlad Zeno Millea
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

To acquire the basic notions, concepts and theories in the field of sociology of education
To have knowledge on the particularities of research design in the field of sociology of education
To identify the problems in the field of education, to formulate them in a sociological way and to propose strategies for their analysis

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

What is the sociology of education? Conceptual delimitations School functions. Manifest functions. The role defined for educational institutions in the global social system The latent functions of the school. Cultural content transmitted by the school that is not among the explicit objectives Education and social change. The relationship between human capital development and economic development Differences between d.p.d.v cohorts of socio-professional trajectory and diploma capitalization Globalization and massification of education. Causal patterns Case study: the massification of education in Romania and some macrosocial effects for the period 1995-2007 Education as an investment; the relationship between the level of education and socio-economic success School as a vector of social mobility from a functionalist and conflictualist perspective. Social inequality and inequality of opportunity. Conceptual clarifications, operationalization and measurement methods Models of intervention aimed at reducing inequality of opportunity at macro and microsocial level. The Euro-American experience School achievement at the intersection of family and endogenous factors (intelligence, motivation, study involvement) Theories aimed at the social determination of educability 1 Society and education at Pierre Bourdieu Theories aimed at the social determination of educability 2 Basil Bernstein's theory of linguistic codes

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Illustrations Conversation

Learning outcomes:

Understanding the issue of the sociology of education, the concepts with which it operates and the ways in which the results of research in this field can be used in social practice

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

60% from assesment reveal the undestanding of course theory and 40% evaluate the design of a research on education

Recommended reading:

Arum, Richard, Irenee Beattie, and Karly Ford, The structure of schooling: Readings in the sociology of education. 2d ed., Purdue University, -, 2021, -.
Subrata S Satapathy, Sociology of Education, Thousand Oaks, -, 2011, -.
Becker, Gary S., Human capital: A theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education., Univ. of Chicago Pres, Chicago, 2019, -.