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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Class and Inequality in American Society
Class & Inequality in the US
Fall 2015
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SOC 2170W - Class/Inequality-Amer Society
SOC 1001 or SOC 1002

Tuch, Eglitis
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SOC 2170W - Class/Inequality-Amer Society
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Analysis of distribution of resources and opportunities for participation, education, and social mobility; international comparisons; analysis of public policies that affect these distributions.
Having diligently prepared for and completed the assigned work in this course, students will:  Have the ability to describe the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of class and social inequality in the United States;  Be able to apply theoretical perspectives to the analysis of contemporary sociological topics related to class and inequality;  Have the knowledge to explain key aspects of the development of the U.S. economy and labor market and their effects on different socioeconomic groups;  Sharpen their problem-solving skills by learning to define, analyze, and develop informed solutions to social problems;  Strengthen their ability to develop an evidence-based argument about social issues;  Improve their skills in written communication through writing for a variety of audiences about sociological issues;  Improve their skills in oral communication through the sharing of research findings with their instructor and peers.
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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 3
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 5
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

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