PAM 2208

PAM 2208

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY, EC-LASP)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2090SOC 2208

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11796 PAM 2208   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall B25
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11797 PAM 2208   DIS 201

    • F Statler Hall 391
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11799 PAM 2208   DIS 203

    • F Uris Hall 262
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11800 PAM 2208   DIS 204

    • F Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11801 PAM 2208   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11803 PAM 2208   DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11804 PAM 2208   DIS 208

    • F Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 11929 PAM 2208   DIS 210

    • F Ives Hall 109
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Maralani, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 12019 PAM 2208   DIS 211

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 20763 PAM 2208   DIS 212

  • Instruction Mode: In Person