Jon-Jason M Agnone
Selected topics of contemporary interest taught by a sociologist active in the field. Topics vary and may be substantive, theoretical, or methodological.
Sociology 401 is a five-credit graded course designed to give practical experience in teaching as well as insight into the complexity of our public schools. In addition to your work with students, you will be exposed to school administrators, teachers, counselors, and community members. The course serves as a good foundation for a career in education, and previous tutors have extended their mentoring experience through involvement in programs such as Teach for America.
Student are expected to tutor in a local Seattle Public Middle School for a minimum of 4 hours a week (the school day is generally 8am and 2 or 3pm daily), and are responsible for getting to and from the school either by bus, carpool, et cetera. We will meet weekly to discuss your experiences and frame these through sociological readings.
Please email if you have further questions or concerns before registering for the course.
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