SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of eight credits elected through SOC 102, 202, 203, and 401, provided that the course topics are different. No credit for seniors.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to first- and second-year students. Juniors are strongly encouraged and seniors must take SOC 300 or 401.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology concentration plan. (Introductory course).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Contemporary Social Issues will be taught through the lens of social stratification and inequality. Social stratification is a cornerstone topic in the field, and is central to understanding the social forces that generate and perpetuate inequalities among individuals and groups in every society. While most people are aware that some individuals are rich and powerful while others are not, there is less recognition of the systems of social stratification that shape how much wealth, power and prestige different people hold. Stratification systems also influence people’s educational attainment, working lives, health, and opportunities for a better life for themselves or their children, among other crucial outcomes. In this course we will examine some of the key theoretical frameworks that sociologists have used to explain social stratification and inequality, as well as looking at the evidence for levels and trends of inequality in the United States and other parts of the world. We will focus on the systems of class and status that structure society, as well as other axes of social inequalities, particularly race, ethnicity and gender.

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
20555
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4
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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20556
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
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20557
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2
1Fr or So or Jr
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
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20558
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
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20559
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1
1Fr or So or Jr
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
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20560
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1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
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20568
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0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
25086
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21
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
021 (DIS)
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25087
Open
5
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
022 (DIS)
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25088
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0
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
023 (DIS)
P
25089
Open
2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
024 (DIS)
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25090
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6
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
025 (DIS)
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25094
Open
3
1Fr or So or Jr
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
026 (DIS)
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25091
Open
5
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0072825847
Great divides : readings in social inequality in the United States, Author: [compiled by] Thomas M. Shapir, Publisher: McGraw-Hill 3rd ed. 2005
Required
ISBN: 0375703799
No shame in my game : the working poor in the inner city, Author: Katherine S. Newman., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 2000
Required
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