SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology
Section: 003 The Experience of Social Class in College and the Community
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course examines how social class inequality is created/encountered in America – particularly as students study in higher education and work in the wider community. We will consider the structural bases of social class stratification including persistent family, educational, occupational and income inequalities. Close attention will be paid to how individuals experience social class in a country theoretically committed to equality of opportunity for all. Both obvious and hidden contradictions for children/students/adults from various social class backgrounds will be reviewed and explored. Two central questions to be answered include: Why do Americans allow social class inequality to exist and persist over time, while simultaneously claiming all have equal social opportunities? Why are we unable to achieve all our meritocratic ideals?

SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
23324
Open
5
6LSA Hnrs
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
23325
Closed
0
3MCSP
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Tu 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Note: ...
003 (LEC)
P
29089
Closed
0
 
29Fr or So
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
29891
Open
9
18Ugrd
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (LEC)
P
33216
Closed
0
 
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TBA
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Note:
Where We Stand: Class Matters by bell hooks/2000 
Class Matters/New York Times/2005 
Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom by Eitzen and Smith/2009 
Reader at Shaman Drum Bookshop
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