SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology
Section: 001 The Experience of Social Class in College and the Community
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course examines how social class inequality is created and encountered in America, particularly as students study in higher education and work in communities. 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 explored.

Central questions include: 1) Why do Americans allow social class inequality to exist and persist over time, while simultaneously claiming all have equal social opportunities? 2) What are important moral, social justice and policy implications of ongoing social class inequalities?

Course Requirements:

Written work will include two papers (one longer and one shorter), and a take-home exam.

Class Format:

The course will be conducted seminar style with an expectation of active student participation, including discussions, dialogue, and presentations.

SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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