Всего учебных программ в данном разделе: 83
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: 29-01-2003Andreas Hess
This course aims at introducing students to key theorists and some basic facts of social stratification. We will first look at concepts that originated in the classic tradition of Marx Weber and Durkheim. In a second step we will investigate how these concepts and their consecutive interpretation and advancement have been applied to the empirical environment in America (US) and Europe (UK and the Republic of Ireland). The course will end with a discussion of the relationship between an assumed political equality (citizenship) and actually existing social inequality.
Опубликовано на портале: 17-01-2003Anthony F. Heath
This paper examines the central debates about stratification and social mobility in contemporary society. Students are introduced to the central concepts and theories, the key technical issues in the analysis of stratification and the major empirical research.
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.
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: 23-12-2002David D. McFarland
Social stratification concerns the unequal distribution of things which are scarce but widely desired, and the process of status attainment or social mobility whereby some persons or groups come to receive more of these scarce things than are received by others.
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: 23-12-2002Tak Wing Chan
Tutorial topics and readings: What do sociologists mean by social class? How has the class structure of industrial societies evolved? And how does the pattern of intergenerational class mobility vary between countries and over time? Might Britain be a meritocracy? What do we know about intelligence and its heritability? And what is the role of measured cognitive ability and schooling in determining socio-economic success in modern industrial societies? What is the origin of the underclass? Compare status and class as different dimensions of social stratification. Can social caste in India be usefully seen as a form of status stratification? What explains occupational sex segregation, and how its variation between countries and over time? Is conventional class analysis sexist? And Does conventional mobility research underestimate social fluidity by ignoring women's mobility experience? What accounts for the recent trends in income inequality, and what are their implications for social stratification?
Опубликовано на портале: 23-12-2002Judah Matras
The 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. It covers status attainment and social mobility; the allocation of societal rewards according to class, race, and gender; the distribution of educational opportunities and cultural capital; and labor market segmentation by race, ethnicity, and gender. The course will present (1) an analysis of popular, political, and social scientific concern with social equality and inequality, examine trends of social inequality and review the ways in which social inequality regimes have been studied in sociological analysis, including classical and contemporary theories. We will consider (2) problems of identification of the social class- and status-based groupings and analysis of their distinctive characteristics and interrelationships; analysis of patterns of attainment of social status and movement (mobility) among them; and examination of responses to inequality and the ways in which such responses may themselves alter the inequality regimes. We turn, finally, to (3) the bearing of major macro-societal trends, including socio-demographic changes, technological, communication, labor market, and production and distribution trends, and geo-political shifts, on regimes of inequality and stratification.
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Jerry C. Jolley
This course is designed to analyze the major dimensions of social stratifications--class, status, and power--and to evaluate the impact of inequality on the institutions and individuals in society.
Опубликовано на портале: 25-01-2003Laura Nichols
This course is organized into four major parts. In the first part of the course we will be introduced to major concepts that are used to study stratification as well as talk about what stratification and inequality look like in the world and the United States. In the second part we will focus on what early and contemporary social theorists describe as the causes for stratification. The third part of the course will allow you to think about and observe what life is like for those living at various levels of the stratification system. And the last part of the course will bring you back to campus to tie together everything we have learned in considering the role of education and other policies that have been proposed to deal with the consequences and causes of inequality.
Опубликовано на портале: 28-01-2003Ted Mouw
Social stratification is the study of inequality in society. In this course we will try to answer six important questions about American society:
Опубликовано на портале: 28-01-2003Ted Mouw
This course is an introductory survey of social stratification, class, and inequality. The topics have been selected to cover the broad range of research on inequality in sociology. The theoretical perspective, however, is interdisciplinary, and a central concern of the course will be contrasting Weberian, functionalist, Marxist, and neo-classical Economic views of the causes of consequences of inequality.
Social stratification and class [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 18-01-2003Neil Fligstein
The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the central ideas in the field of social stratification and class, to consider the experiences of various groups from the point of view of these theories, and consider how unequal resources affect many kinds of life chances.
Sociological theory - программа учебного курса "Социологическая теория" [учебная программа]
Опубликовано на портале: 07-08-2003Darrel S. Cohen
Курс "Социологическая теория" читается в весеннем семестре на факультете социологии и антропологии Honors University in Maryland (США). Цель курса - познакомить слушателей посредством сравнительного анализа с основными теоретиками, теоретическими школами и теоретическими истоками социологии. Содержательно курс включает темы: природа теории, функциональная теория Мертона, социальные идеи Дюркгейма, социальная теория Парсонса, теория конфликта. Для каждой темы прилагается список рекомендуемой литературы, курс заканчивается экзаменом. Автор курса: Коэн (Cohen).