Sociology | Social Inequality
S217 | 3861 | Alderson

S217 Social Inequality (3 CR)
3861 11:15-12:30  MW     BH204

In this course we ask "who gets what and why?"  How are power
and privilege distributed among individuals and groups in
society and why do some enjoy more than others?  We will
examine how various inequalities (e.g., in income, wealth,
property) have evolved over time and ask how these inequalities
shape the life chances of individuals in different
socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and gender groups.  Throughout
the course we will give particular attention to the experience
of the contemporary U.S. and to the challenges that recent
developments pose for American society.