SOC Introduction to Social Stratification (SOC 140)
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Introduction to Social Stratification (SOC 140)
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Poverty Law : Socio-economic factors play a significant role in an individual's access to justice. Students interested in a public interest career should consider taking 1 or more courses that examine the causes of social, economic and political inequality and consider possible policy interventions.
General course Description:
(Graduate students register for 240.) The main classical and modern explanations of the causes of social, economic, and political inequality. Issues include: power; processes that create and maintain inequality; the central axes of inequality in contemporary societies (race, ethnicity, class, and gender); the consequences of inequality for individuals and groups; and how social policy can mitigate and exacerbate inequality. Cases include technologically simple groups, the Indian caste system, and the modern U.S.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law