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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
This course offers a sociological understanding of social inequality and the social construction of difference. Designed from the perspective of comparative historical analysis, we will examine the ways in which class, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, and sexuality differences work across place and time within a shared set of global dynamics. The course will pay special attention to how difference is constructed, institutionalized, and experienced. Thus, the course will not only address inequality based on economic and labor relations, but also emphasize complicated notions of difference and identity to offer an analysis that links inequality to power and forms of rule.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: introductory social science course.
Distribution Category (D-AG, SBA-AG)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP, EC-SAP)
- Explain systems of social inequality from different sociological perspectives.
- Assess different assumptions about the determinants of inequality.
- Apply an understanding of inequality and difference to everyday current events.
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: SOC 3710
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR M Van Rensselaer Hall G151
- Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
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