SOC 2208

SOC 2208

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 (SBA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2090PAM 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8095 SOC 2208   LEC 001

  •  9398 SOC 2208   DIS 201

  •  9399 SOC 2208   DIS 202

  •  9400 SOC 2208   DIS 203

  •  9401 SOC 2208   DIS 204

  •  9402 SOC 2208   DIS 205

  •  9403 SOC 2208   DIS 206

  •  9404 SOC 2208   DIS 207

  •  9405 SOC 2208   DIS 208