2019 Fall SOCIOL 130AC 001 LEC 001

Social Inequalities: American Cultures

Course Level
Undergraduate
Section Type
Lecture
Instructor(s)
Course Times
MoWeFr 3:00pm - 3:59pm
Course Units
4
Course number
130AC
Course CCN
24141
Course Location
Dwinelle 145
Course description

This course explores the causes and consequences of inequality in the U.S. First, we will discuss theories and concepts scholars use to understand inequality. We then consider several institutions that sustain, reproduce and/or mitigate inequality in the U.S., such as education, labor markets, family structure, and the criminal justice system. Within each topic, we pay attention to the significance of race and ethnicity, social class, and gender.