Wealth, Power & Status: Inequality in Society
PREREQUISITE: V93.0001, V93.0002, OR V93.0003 RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED. SAME AS V97.0137
Prerequisite: Introduction to Sociology (V93.0001) recommended but not required. Chibber, Conley, Guthrie, Heyns, Jackson, Manza, Persell, Torche. Offered every year. 4 points. Sociological overview of the causes and consequences of social inequality. Topics include the concepts, theories, and measures of inequality; race, gender, and other caste systems; social mobility and social change; institutional supports for stratification, including family, schooling, and work; political power and the role of elites; and comparative patterns of inequality, including capitalist, socialist, and postsocialist societies.