Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 24
Seminar in Gender Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 28-01-2003Linda Grant
Fall Semester 2001
This course is an advanced-level doctoral seminar in gender stratification. We will review classical and contemporary theories of gender stratification advanced by scholars in sociology and related disciplines and then examine gender stratification gender stratification as it operates in the context of major social and cultural institutions, including the labor market, the family, the welfare system and the state, academia, science, education, medicine and health care, the organization of sexuality, and the like. The seminar presumes that students will have a basic grounding in Sociology of Gender and/or Structured Inequality. We will cover approaches that have been identified as feminist as well as those that have not.
Social Class [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Ron Lembo
This course will explore various ways that class matters in the United States. Historical accounts will be used in conjunction with sociological theories to discuss the formation of classes, including discourses and myths of class, in American society. Class will then serve as a lens to examine the origins and characteristics of social stratification and inequality in the U.S. The bulk of the course material will focus on more contemporary issues of class structure and class culture, paying particular attention to relations between and across classes as well as to how social class is actually lived out in American society, including the role class plays in the formation of identity and the ways it lends coherence (or not) to daily life. Among other things, we will explore the role that class plays in the reproduction of power and privilege as well as the ways that it figures in challenging that power and privilege. Wherever possible, attention will be paid to the intersection of class relations and practices with race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, among other things. Sociological and anthropological studies, literature, autobiographies, and films, and other kinds of accounts will be used to discuss these issues.
Social Class and Inequality [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003James A. Crone
Курс посвящен социальной стратификации. Ключевые темы: определение неравенства и других ключевых понятий социальной стратификации, изучение основных измерений неравенства: денег, власти и престижа, исследование истории неравенства, изучение причин и социальных последствий неравенства, исследование классов, мобильности, изучение легитимации неравенства через идеологию, верования, ценности, законы, неформальные нормы и методы социального контроля и т.д.
Social Class and Stratification [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Karen Miller-Loessi
This course offers a broad overview of social stratification: what it is, what are its causes, and what are its consequences. The first part of the course will be primarily theoretical and historical, first examining major theories about the causes of stratification and then briefly reviewing the historical development of stratification systems from earliest times. The second part of the course will be primarily oriented to the contemporary social problems associated with social stratification.
Social Classes [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Matthew McKeever
This course focuses on historical and contemporary analysis of class as the primary determinant of inequality in capitalist society. The course begins with a review of the main classical sociological theories of class from Marx and Weber. We will then explore how more recent authors have continued this area of research in both structural and historical analysis of the development of classes, and examine recent critique and reformulation of the idea of class. Finally, we will explore how sociologists have analyzed the interaction of class with two other main axes of stratification in modern U.S. society, gender and race.
Social Class Inequality [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Joya Misra
In this class, you will be introduced to a sociological perspective on social class inequality. Sociologists study inequality in society by focusing primarily on class differences, power differences, and status differences, such as race and gender. These elements are linked together inextricably to create and reinforce inequalities. This course begins by exploring class, race, and gender inequalities in the educational system. Students groups research this topic and then present their findings in class. Next, we discuss some ways that sociologists explain class, race, and gender inequalities. The rest of the semester will be spent considering the different class positions of people in our society - the upper (ruling) class, the middle class, the working class, and finally the poor. Throughout the semester, we will pay particular attention to the impact of race and gender on class locations. This course is interactive, and students will be expected to participate in every class session, take part in one group presentation, and lead discussion twice over the course of the semester. While most students will not spend the rest of their lives taking multiple choice exams, they will need to learn how to communicate effectively with others. Participating and leading discussions and taking part in class presentations help develop this skill.
Social Class Inequality [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 28-01-2003Suzanne Model
The goal of Sociology 224 is to acquaint students with the definitions, causes and consequences of social class inequality. While the main focus is the contemporary US, many of the readings examine these topics in historical perspective. The course is divided into four parts: defining and measuring social class inequality, functionalist explanations for social class inequality, conflict explanations for social class inequality, and the relationship between social class and "life style".
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.
Опубликовано на портале: 02-10-2003Susan W. Hinze
Our positions in the social structure (based upon social class, race or ethnicity, and gender) shape the opportunities and constraints we encounter as we move through our lives. Class, race or ethnicity, and gender are considered different but interrelated (not simply additive) axes of social structure. The structural pattern that emerges from this matrix affects individual consciousness, group interaction and group access to institutional power and privilege. Whether we like the current stratification system or not (and, we generally like it when our status gives us advantage and dislike it when we are disadvantaged), our job as social scientists is to understand it. How did the stratification system come about? Is it natural? How is it maintained or reproduced? These are some of the questions we will consider as the semester unfolds.
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Matthew McKeever
In modern societies, scarce resources are not equally distributed among all people. This course is intended to introduce students to how sociologists examine the systematic ways in which such inequality is shaped. This course will thus focus on social explanations of how inequality is structured.
Social Inequality: Contemporary Theories, Debates, and Models [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 22-11-2005David B. Grusky
This course reviews classical and contemporary approaches to understanding the differential distribution of valued goods and the social processes by which such inequality comes to be seen as legitimate, natural, or desirable. Although egalitarian values are a fundamental feature of postmodernity, these values exist in tension not only with massive departures from perfect equality but also with historic and unprecedented increases, at least in some domains, in the extent of these departures. Moreover, the processes that generate and maintain inequality appear to be changing, as are the consequences of inequality for lifestyles, consumption practices, and life chances. The foregoing changes invite fresh study of the structure of social inequality and how it varies by time and place.
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Lane Kenworthy
This seminar explores processes of stratification in the United States and other affluent countries. The course is organized into two parts, which correspond to two basic approaches to the study of stratification pursued by sociologists and other social scientists. One is to focus on the structure of positions in the distribution of earnings, income, wealth, and so on. Research following this approach examines the causes of over-time trends and cross-country differences in the overall degree of inequality. The other approach focuses on how people are allocated to positions in the distribution. Research in this tradition assesses the effects of education, intelligence, family background, neighborhood conditions, gender, race, industry of employment, union membership, aspirations, ties/connections, and other factors on attainment.
Опубликовано на портале: 13-02-2003Joti Sekhon
In this course we will study the various dimensions of social inequality in American society and around the world from a comparative and historical perspective. Focus will be on the ways in which social class, race and gender interact to influence human lives.
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.
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.