Sociology | Social Inequality
S217 | 3610 | Alderson

S217 Social Inequality   Alderson  9:30-10:45 MW  3610

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.