University of Notre Dame

Racial/Ethnic Educational Inequality

Course Number: SOC 13182-2
Instructor: Amy Langenkamp

This course explores the educational experiences, including strides and struggles, of racial/ethnic minority students in United States. Students will study educational stratification by race/ethnicity, as well as how racial/ethnic minorities experience this stratification. We will consider questions such as: 1) Is there a cultural disconnect between racial/ethnic minorities and their schooling? 2) How do segregation and diversity affect the way that students experience school? 3) How has racial/ethnic inequality changed over time? How has it remained the same? Additionally, this course focuses on the potential of education as an agent for social justice and change for all students.