Minor, Sociology of Education

Sociology of Education Minor

Program Coordinator: Professor Maria Luisa Alaniz
Office: DMH 220
Phone: 408-924-5543

California's K-12 public school population has undergone a major demographic change in the last decade. Educational policy leaders are concerned with educational equity, graduation rates, attrition, retention, and increasingly segregated schools. Preparation for the changing landscape of K-12 education includes analyzing, assessing, and developing sound policy recommendations to insure that public schools are meeting the needs of the diverse student population. The Sociology of Education minor provides students with the latest research and reports on the status of education on a local, state, and national level.

Requirements of the Minor (15 units)

In the course listings below, click on the course number to view the course description in the SJSU Catalog. GE areas are shown in parentheses. See GE Course Attributes in the SJSU Catalog for definitions of codes.

Required Courses (15)

  • SOCI 177: Sociology of Education
  • SOCI 162: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCS 195: Theory and Practice in the Social Sciences
  • WOMS 187: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Education in the U.S.

Complete one course from:

  • MAS 185: Teaching in a Diverse Society
  • EDEL 103: Social-Multicultural Foundations of Education


Sociology of Education Minor Form(pdf)