Astudy has revealed that the courses students take have powerful effects on the friendships they make.
The study, led by a Michigan State University scholar, indicated that the pattern of course-taking is distinctive to each high school. Kenneth Frank, professor in MSU’s College of Education, said that their argument is that the opportunities an adolescent has to choose friends are guided by the courses the adolescent takes and the other students who take the courses with them. Students are more likely to make friends in small classes, often electives, which set them off from the general student population. .