Sociology | Social Problems & Policies
S101 | 4102 | Thompson


Topic:  Politics and Social Stratification

People in the United States continue to be tremendously divided by
class, gender, race and a wide range of other stratification systems.
In an evolving democracy, political struggles have been crucial for
disadvantaged groups to engage everyday Americans and to challenge
powerful structures.

This course will relate problems of social inequality to key political
debates, including Immigration, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Affirmative
Action, Taxes and Welfare. We shall achieve this objective through
active discussion of readings and contemporary media, debates and
topic papers.