SOC 2208

SOC 2208

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 (SBA-AS, SCD-AS, SSC-AS)
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: DSOC 2090PAM 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6415SOC 2208  LEC 001

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

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email the Department of Sociology at sociology@cornell.edu about add/drop or changing sections.

  •  6794SOC 2208  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.

  •  6795SOC 2208  DIS 202

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

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6796SOC 2208  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.

  •  6797SOC 2208  DIS 204

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

  •  6798SOC 2208  DIS 205

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

  •  6799SOC 2208  DIS 206

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

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6800SOC 2208  DIS 207

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

  •  6801SOC 2208  DIS 208

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

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7645SOC 2208  DIS 209

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

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17554SOC 2208  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.

  • 20924SOC 2208  DIS 211

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

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This section is limited to students in enrollment group “not in Ithaca” and intended for students living in time zones that are 3-4 hours behind (i.e., PST or Alaska time) or 10-17 hours ahead of EST.