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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2090PAM 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8095SOC 2208  LEC 001

  •  9398SOC 2208  DIS 201

  •  9399SOC 2208  DIS 202

  •  9400SOC 2208  DIS 203

  •  9401SOC 2208  DIS 204

  •  9402SOC 2208  DIS 205

  •  9403SOC 2208  DIS 206

  •  9404SOC 2208  DIS 207

  •  9405SOC 2208  DIS 208