SOC 3710

SOC 3710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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 (SBA-AS, SCD-AS, SSC-AS)
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.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 3700

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17217 SOC 3710   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 175
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Hirschl, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person