AMCULT 221 - Social Inequality
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

While many in the United States embrace the rhetoric of equal rights and the American Dream, inequality persists in living standards, power over resources, and life chances. This course explores the causes and often profound consequences of social inequality for individuals and groups in the United States. We will consider various theoretical perspectives on both historical and contemporary social inequalities. We will examine how social inequalities are experienced, maintained, and reproduced across generations by studying various dimensions of inequality including race, gender/sexuality, and social class. The readings, lectures, and videos will address inequality in a variety of social settings including work and labor markets, the educational system, the family, the political system, and the criminal justice system. The course material will encourage students to think critically and to attempt to make sense of various inequalities in the United States and to a limited degree, in the world, at large. Ultimately our goal is to attempt to develop answers to the central question that motivates much sociological inquiry into inequality: Who gets what and why?

AMCULT 221 - Social Inequality
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27296
Open
6
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27652
Open
2
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27653
Open
1
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27654
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30228
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
30229
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30230
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781442276239
Racism without Racists, Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield 5TH 2018
Required
ISBN: 9780813344843
The inequality reader : contemporary and foundational readings in race, class, and gender, Author: edited by David B. Grusky, Szonja Szelenyi., Publisher: Westview Press 2nd ed. 2011
Required
ISBN: 9780143120339
The second shift : working families and the revolution at home, Author: Arlie Hochschild with Anne Machung., Publisher: Penguin Books Rev. and w 2012
Required
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