Mowgli, the main character of the famous Kipling's book the Jungle Book, was discarded by his parents and subsequently brought up by a pack of wolves in the forest. However, he learned how to speak (at least animal language), how to understand, and how to empathize—in other words, he became a human. Unfortunately, such a nice story is only a myth. Social science tells us that only a human, or more precisely, a human society is able to turn a crying and screaming baby into a (wo)man. How does this happen? How do we learn to speak, to think, and to understand others including ourselves? How as strangers do we develop similar perceptions of what is good and what is bad? Why are the things which are "natural" for some people strange to other people brought up and educated in different countries or in different times? Why do we cooperate with each other and create groups, families, schools, states, and sometimes even unite with each other to change these groups—namely, to do politics? What does it mean that "society" made us who we are? And what is this "society"? This course proposes to answer these and other questions. It is devoted to studying the process of making an individual a part of society, which sociologists typically call "socialization.". In the first part of the course we consider different ways of explaining this process by diverse social scientists from the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, and psychology. The second part of the course looks specifically at education and pedagogy. We ask, for example: Does education always presuppose coercion and suppression or is "free" education possible? Why does education always include aspects of discipline? Is discipline something progressive or it is an "necessary evil"?