SOCI-410 Economic Sociology

This course looks at the factors that contribute to social stratification in the contemporary United States, as well as some dimensions of global social stratification. Students may find this course challenging because they are continually affected by social inequalities but are not encouraged to think about them. More specifically, this course will look at three dimensions of social stratification, namely the economic, political and ideological dimensions and the interaction of race, class and gender in this process. The course will explore the continued debate over inequality and the extent of income and wealth inequality in the United States and its causes and consequences, as well as the causes and consequences of global inequality. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, SOCI-101 or ANTH-162 or SOCI-102, or instructor's permission. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary.