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SOC 132 – Affluence & Poverty in Mod Soc

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Examination of structured social inequality in contemporary American society with special attention to the distribution of wealth and its relationship to power, prestige, and opportunity. Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology.

Section Description: Why are some people in the United States so rich while others are so poor? Why are some countries in the world so affluent while others are mired in poverty? Why is inequality greater at some points in time and less during other time periods? This course will answer these questions. We shall spend most of the semester studying the United States. The course will both describe affluence and poverty in our country and provide a detailed examination of the social forces that generate this inequality. At the end of the course we shall briefly discuss global inequality. The prerequisite for this class is one course in sociology.

CRN: 93958

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 23/40

Days Time Location
TR 08:30 - 09:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L300

Instructor(s): Daniel Harry Krymkowski

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019