Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 7
Economic Change and Social Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 01-02-2003Peter Baehr
First Semester 2001
This course examines the relationship between economic change and social inequality. It investigates why some people - and some nations - are richer and more powerful than others. In addition, it seeks to assess the extent to which economic, cultural and political ideas and institutions are becoming globalized. Examples from both Asian and Western societies are provided. The key objectives of this course are (1) to offer a comparative, empirical analysis of economic change; (2) to provide a theoretically informed treatment of social stratification; and (3) to consider the importance of culture - for instance, relationships of trust as a contributing factor to an economy's success or lack of it.
Race, Segregation and Inequality [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Lawrence D. Bobo
Examines the changing status of African-Americans in the post-civil rights era from a variety of social science perspectives. The focus is on major scholarly assessments of the status of Blacks. Among the focal points of inquiry will be: race-based economic inequality; processes of racial residential segregation; and racial prejudice and bias in politics and everyday interaction. Although focused on contemporary issues and research, the course draws on foundational approaches developed by Du Bois, Johnson, and Drake and Cayton in their pioneering assessments of the status of Blacks.
Social Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 28-01-2003Terry Boswell
In this course you will be exposed to the literature in a simultaneously grand and humble fashion. We will explore three major topics and one unifying theme in stratification in this course. The topics are as follows: contemporary analysis of class structure and income distribution; classical theories of stratification; historical and contemporary analyses of class, income, race, ethnicity and gender inequality. The unifying theme is a focus on exploitation as the essential source of all inequality that is unjust. The first topic is a snapshot of inequality in the US and in the world-economy; the second is a brief overview the major theoretical issues in stratification research with special emphasis on the two principle traditions of inquiry found in Marx and Weber. These two grand theories provide the mill for grinding hypotheses and crunching data. Topic three covers the mainstay of research in class and status inequalities. The content of the course will be covered by a combination of lecture, guest speakers, student presentations, and ample class discussion.
Social Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003William Brislen
Autumn Quarter 2002
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the concept of social stratification. By the end of the quarter the student will have a greater understanding of the forms of social stratification and the impact race, gender, and class have on peoples life chances. Although the courses focus will be mainly on social class, I will integrate race and gender into the course material throughout the quarter. A large portion of the material will cover economical and political aspects of inequality. In other words, we will discuss the influence and control elite populations have on U.S. economic, political, and social institutions.
Gender, Race and Economic Inequality in the U.S. [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003Irene Browne
This course is designed as an overview of major theories, trends and debates on the topic of gender, race and economic inequality in the contemporary United States. The main focus of the course will be on labor market inequality, with a particular emphasis on patterns of inequality that are the center of current debates among policy-makers. We concentrate on labor market inequality for several reasons: First, it is my own area of research. I will be discussing studies and using data that I employ in my own work. This will provide an opportunity for students to carve projects out of the course readings. (However, no one is obligated to use my data, or even to do a quantitative analysis in their final paper). Second, wage labor is the primary source of income for the majority of non-elderly adults in the U.S. Therefore, labor market dynamics are a substantial piece of the puzzle regarding economic inequality. Third, this course is a complement to other courses on social stratification offered in the sociology department. The companion stratification courses cover important and relevant issues to the study of gender and race inequality, including social class and social conflict, inequality in the crossnational context, political and social movements, and intergroup relations.
Social Inequality [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 07-10-2003Claudia Buchmann
This course examines the complex phenomenon of social inequality. Social inequality refers to the vertical classifications or hierarchical relations by which human populations are differentially valued. Patterns of inequality are observable across social settings such as the family, the community, social institutions (i.e., the educational system, the legal system), the nation-state, and the global system. In this course we will examine theories and patterns of social inequality in a wide range of contexts. After examining major theories about why inequality exists and persists in societies, we will spend several weeks discussing disparities between social classes (the working poor, the middle class, and the power elite) in the United States. Thereafter we will investigate race, ethnicity, gender and age as the bases of inequality. Finally, we will focus on stratification on a global level.
Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 14-08-2003Michelle Budig
Spring Session 2002
Курс посвящен расовому, классовому и гендерному неравенству. Студентам предлагаются следующие темы: 1) введение в проблематику социального неравенства; 2) функциональная, веберианская и марксистская теории социальной стратификации; 3) классовая, расовая, гендерная стратификация; 4) образование и этнические меньшинства; 5) мигранты и стратификация. По степени информационной и тьюторской поддержки курс является одним из наиболее продвинутых.