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SOC 201. Social Inequality

Credits: 3
Department: Sociology
Description: Social structures and processes that maintain class, race, and gender inequality in the United States and globally. Collective action and public policies to reduce social inequality. Should be taken early in the major. Writing intensive.
Prerequisites: SOC 111 or SOC 160
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze the structure of inequality in the United States based on socioeconomic class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other socially relevant characteristics.
2. Compare and contrast a variety of social theories explaining the creation and maintenance of social inequality.
3. Write clear, well-organized, well-supported arguments around a variety of topics related to social inequality.
4. Research and write a literature review related to a specific issue of social inequality.
5. Critically assess social inequality problems and propose social structural solutions to social inequality problems in their community and larger society.

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