SOCI-315 Social Stratification in Contemporary Society

This course examines factors that contribute to social stratification in contemporary society. Specifically, the course looks at three dimensions of social stratification, namely the economic, political and ideological dimensions and interaction of race, class and gender in this process. Topics include theories of social stratification, occupational prestige and mobility, segregation, corporate welfare, social welfare, and the ideology of legitimization. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and SOCI-101, SOCI-102 or ANTH-162. 4 SH. CC: Diversity Intensive, Interdisciplinary.