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SOCY 1072 Inequality in America (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines class inequity in American society. It not only describes how the rich, the poor, and the middle classes live, but also how they relate to one another. Topics include the strategies used by the rich for maintaining the status quo, the hopes cherished by the middle class for improving their position, and the obstacles that keep the poor in their place. Students can choose between readings that emphasize the dynamics of inequality as they are enacted by men or women, and by people of color or Caucasians.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Eva Garroutte and Eve Spangler

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: May be taken as part of the Women's Studies minor.


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14