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2020-2021 Catalog

A&S 220 Who Gets What and Why

This course uses sociological perspectives to examine the nature and mechanisms of social inequality in the United States and abroad. Specific topics may include distributions of income, wealth, and political power; discrimination in the work place; disparities in health outcomes; impacts of the media and educational system; extreme wealth; and global stratification. Special attention will be paid to how inequality is patterned by race, class, and gender, including the intersections of these social groups. [GM1, SS]


A&S 102 or A&S 103, or permission of instructor