SOC 4160

SOC 4160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course explores poverty and inequality in American society through the lens of ethnographic and other field-based research. We will read classic and contemporary texts which have shaped our understanding of how social inequality and exclusion constrain people's daily lives and how groups develop innovative responses to these constraints.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

  • To encourage critical thinking about the experiences of poverty and inequality in the United States.
  • To gain a solid understanding of important classic and contemporary ethnographic texts and how they relate to each other.
  • To develop an understanding of the methodological and theoretical approaches used by each author.
  • To develop skills to write and present a research paper which incorporates ethnographic evidence.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 4160

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7219SOC 4160  LEC 001