Jun 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 375 Social Inequality


This course introduces students to classical and contemporary sociological theories that aim to explain the origins and persistence of social, economic and political inequality.  Employing a historical-comparative perspective, the course examines: the ways in which societies rank human populations; patterned distributions of income and wealth; the consequences of inequality for individuals and groups; the relative importance of economic, political and social forces in creating and sustaining inequality; the structured and intersectional character of inequalities of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation; and the use of social policy to intensify or to mitigate inequality. Prerequisite: SOC 100  

3 credit hours