Sociology | Social Inequality
S217 | 0576 | Stuber


Sociologists have traditionally asked three questions about social
equality:  What kinds of inequalities exist?  How large are these
inequalities?  How are these inequalities created and reproduced?
These are the three primary questions around which this course is
organized.  In short, we will explore the reasons why some
individuals and groups have more wealth, status, power, and
privilege than others, as well as how they continue to maintain
these advantages.  Some of the specific forms of inequality we will
look at are those that form across race, class, gender, sexual and
cross-national lines.  In individual units we will focus on how
these inequalities play out within the home, in the economy, in
educational settings, and in the political sphere, among other
locations.