SOCI 355: Social Inequality

SOCI 355-001: Social Inequality
(Fall 2024)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Horizon Hall 2010

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Section Information for Fall 2024

Why are resources unequally distributed in society? Who ends up at the top and bottom of hierarchies? These questions of social stratification are at the heart of sociology. We will identify and examine structures of social inequality in the United States, with particular emphasis on stratification by race, class, gender, and sexuality. We will study frameworks used to define and understand social hierarchies, as well as how inequality is reproduced through institutions, culture, and public policy. We will attend to stratification in the labor market, criminal justice system, education system, family, neighborhood, and more.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies class structures and implications for individuals and groups in modern society. Explores issues of race and ethnicity, language and immigration status, sex and gender, social class, age, and sexual orientation. Examines critically the theory and research that explore the construction, experience, and meaning of such differences. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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