SOC 223 Soci Stratification & Inequal

Prerequisite: GSTR 210 or permission of instructor

The sociological study of social class, status, and power. This course examines individual and structural explanations for the generation and maintenance of inequality in the United States, and the influence of stratification on individuals and groups. Topics include theories of stratification; correlates of social position for the upper class, middle class, working class, and the poor; social mobility; and functions/dysfunctions of social inequality. In contrast to race and gender stratification, this course focuses on social-class stratification in particular. A major goal of the course is to understand the significance of social class where before it may have been invisible.


1 Course Credit