SOC 221 - Social Inequality
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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?

SOC 221 - Social Inequality
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27277
Open
6
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27544
Open
2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27546
Open
1
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27547
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30156
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
30157
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30158
Open
1
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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