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This course is a graduate seminar on issues related to education and social inequality across diverse contexts. This seminar examines the varied and complex interplay between social stratification and education with the central issue being equality of opportunity. Following an examination of foundational work on stratification and education, we will examine a variety of social inequalities, focusing mainly on education inequities. Special attention will be given to research on the consequences/effects of schooling. The broader issue of barriers to access is also examined, focusing on the ascriptive factors (i.e. race, ethnicity, class and gender) that are frequently associated with the distribution of educational opportunities.