SOC 105 - First Year Seminar in Sociology
Section: 003 "Class", "Race," "Gender," and Modernity
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An introduction to the sociological study of inequality through an analysis of three of its fundamental dimensions — class, race and gender. The course will explore how each of the three dimensions of inequality is related to the development of modern capitalist society as described by Marx and Weber. The course will provide an introduction to basic concepts in class analysis, to contemporary issues in feminist theories of gender, and to recent work on the social construction of race. It will also trace both the similarities and differences among the three dimensions, their relationship to one another and to the underlying dynamics of capitalist modernity.

Texts include Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting Buy in America; Richard Feldman and Michale Beltzold, End of the Line: Autoworkers and the American Dream; Susan Kessler and Wendy McKenna, Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach; Oyeronke, Oyewumi, The Invention of Women; Joe Feagin and Melvin Sikes, Living with Racism: The Black Middle Class Experience; Ron Takaki, Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth Century America, as well as selected readings from Marx and Weber.

SOC 105 - First Year Seminar in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
13520
Open
0
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only 1st-yr students, including those with soph std, may register.
002 (SEM)
P
13519
Closed
0
2MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
003 (SEM)
P
23371
Open
1
1Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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