Legacies of Inequality: The U.S. and Beyond

SOC 1871S S01 [CRN: 23787]

Does education equalize or widen gaps between people and nations? Has mass imprisonment reduced crime or exacerbated U.S. racial inequality? Does biology determine destiny, or is society more fluid? This course introduces theory and research on social inequality, emphasizing temporal dimensions of social differentiation. Attention will be paid to the characteristics we are given (race, sex), those we achieve (education, income), and institutions and policies we encounter throughout the life cycle (schools, the justice system). By understanding the complexities of social inequality and the challenges of devising solutions, students will leave as informed citizens, better equipped to enter any profession. Enrollment limited to 20. First year students require instructor permission.
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
4:00 pm - 6:20 pm Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
17 (May 16, 2014 9:00am)