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Fall 2020 Sociology UN3914 section 001
INEQUALITY, POVERTY & MOBILITY
INEQUALITY, POVERTY & MOB

Call Number 11644
Day & Time
Location
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Thomas DiPrete - homepage
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This is an undergraduate seminar in social stratification. The course focuses on the current American experience with socioeconomic inequality and mobility. The goals of the course are to understand how inequality is conceptualized and measured in the social sciences, to understand the structure of inequality in the contemporary U.S. to learn the principal theories and evidence for long term trends in inequality, to understand the persistence of poverty and the impact of social policies on American rates of poverty, and to understand the forces that both produce and inhibit intergenerational social mobility in the U.S. Given the nature of the subject matter, a minority of the readings will sometimes involve quantitative social science material. The course does not presume that students have advanced training in statistics, and any readings sections that contain mathematical or statistical content will be explained in class in nontechnical terms as needed. In these instances, our focus will not be on the methods, but rather on the conclusions reached by the author concerning the research question that is addressed in the text.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 18 students (25 max) as of 8:03AM Thursday, November 26, 2020
Subject Sociology
Number UN3914
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203SOCI3914W001

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