PAM 4160

PAM 4160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course explores poverty and inequality in American society through the lens of ethnographic and other field-based research. We will read classic and contemporary texts which have shaped our understanding of how social inequality and exclusion constrain people's daily lives and how groups develop innovative responses to these constraints.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: PAM 2300, PAM 2250, PAM 2030, SOC 1101 or DSOC 1101 and SOC 2220.

Distribution Category (CA-HE, D-HE, KCM-HE, SBA-HE)

  • Think critically about the experiences of poverty and inequality in the United States.
  • To gain a solid understanding of important classic and contemporary ethnographic texts and how they relate to each other.
  • To develop an understanding of the methodological and theoretical approaches used by each author.
  • To develop skills to write and present a research paper which incorporates ethnographic evidence.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 4160

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10840 PAM 4160   LEC 001

    • TR Savage Hall 200
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Waller, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Additional seats during add/drop are limited to PAM and HCP students.