DSOC 2090

DSOC 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course reviews contemporary approaches to understanding social inequality and the processes by which it comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, or desirable.  We address questions of the following kind:  What are the major forms of stratification in human history?  Are inequality and poverty inevitable?  How many social classes are there in advanced industrialism societies?  Is there a "ruling class?"  Are lifestyles, attitudes, and personalities shaped fundamentally by class membership?  Can individuals born into poverty readily escape their class origins and move upward in the class structure?  Are social contacts and "luck" important forces in matching individuals to jobs and class positions?  What types of social processes serve to maintain and alter racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination in labor markets?  Is there an "underclass?"  These and other questions are addressed in light of classical and contemporary theory and research.

When Offered Spring, summer.

Distribution Category (D-AG, SBA-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 2208SOC 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3631DSOC 2090  LEC 001

  •  4562DSOC 2090  DIS 201

  •  4563DSOC 2090  DIS 202

  •  4564DSOC 2090  DIS 203

  •  4565DSOC 2090  DIS 204

  •  4566DSOC 2090  DIS 205

  •  4567DSOC 2090  DIS 206

  •  4568DSOC 2090  DIS 207

  •  4569DSOC 2090  DIS 208