SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Section: 001 Social Inequality
Term: FA 2010
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.
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:

The relationship between systems of race and class assignment on the one hand, and social inequalities (in economic resources and educational opportunities, in status and respect, in legal rights and political power) on the other, is a central concern for many sociologists. This course introduces students to how sociologists think about these relationships and the forces that drive them. We will explore these relationships at two levels — metro Detroit and the United States as a whole — paying attention to how these levels interact. On occasion, we will compare the U.S. experience with that of other countries. As we proceed, we will ask what causes the kinds of social inequalities that we find, why they evolve as they do, and how they affect individuals, groups, communities, and nations. Insofar as these inequalities are harmful — and they often are — we will also be concerned with what can be done to reduce them and/or the damage they do.

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues: An Introduction to Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28427
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3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (002-010)
002 (DIS)
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28429
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0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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28431
Closed
0
1Fr or So or Jr
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29429
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0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
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29431
Open
1
2Fr or So or Jr
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
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29433
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
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45153
Closed
0
4Fr or So or Jr
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
33409
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0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 020 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS (021-026)
021 (DIS)
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33411
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0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
022 (DIS)
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33413
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
023 (DIS)
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33415
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
024 (DIS)
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41453
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0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
025 (DIS)
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33417
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0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
026 (DIS)
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45154
Open
1
1Fr or So or Jr
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill (611 Church St)
ISBN: 9780805071450
Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age, Author: Boyle, Kevin, 1960-, Publisher: H. Holt 2004
Required
ISBN: 1608190366
The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger, Author: Wilkinson, Richard G., Publisher: Bloomsbury Press 2010
Optional
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