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SOC 334 Inequality in Society (4)

Social stratification, the hierarchical arrangement of groups of people, creates and maintains inequalities in society based upon status and differential access of legitimized power. The course examines how this core concept in sociology helps to explain empirical questions about the structuring of inequality, its social and political consequences, and its maintenance and transformation. Consideration will be given to how the social systems of gender, sexuality, social class, race, age and disability shape individual life opportunities, institutions, and the cultural norms and values of society.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: SOC 186 or any 100-level Sociology course
  • Offering: Occasionally
  • Instructor: Staff

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