DSOC 2090

DSOC 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PAM 2208SOC 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3299DSOC 2090  LEC 001

  •  3794DSOC 2090  DIS 201

  •  3795DSOC 2090  DIS 202

  •  3796DSOC 2090  DIS 203

  •  3797DSOC 2090  DIS 204

  •  3798DSOC 2090  DIS 205

  •  3799DSOC 2090  DIS 206

  •  3800DSOC 2090  DIS 207

  •  3801DSOC 2090  DIS 208

  •  4384DSOC 2090  DIS 209