DSOC 2090

DSOC 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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, EC-LASP)

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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

  •  2378DSOC 2090  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2773DSOC 2090  DIS 201

    • FWarren Hall B25
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2774DSOC 2090  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2775DSOC 2090  DIS 203

    • FMalott Hall 251
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2776DSOC 2090  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2777DSOC 2090  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2778DSOC 2090  DIS 206

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2779DSOC 2090  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2780DSOC 2090  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  3115DSOC 2090  DIS 209

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17555DSOC 2090  DIS 210

    • FMalott Hall 253
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20925DSOC 2090  DIS 211

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Weeden, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online