Fall 2023 Sociology UN3986 section 001

Race, Discrimination, and Racial Inequal

Race, Dscrmttion, Rac Inq

Call Number 13786
Day & Time
M 12:10pm-2:00pm
308A Lewisohn Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Thomas DiPrete - homepage
Marissa Thompson
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course focuses on race, discrimination, and racial inequalities. The course will address three key questions: (1) What is race as perceived in the U.S. and Europe, and what are the sources of racial inequalities? (2) What does social science research tell us about patterns and trends of racial inequalities? (3) What policies can alleviate racial inequalities? The course will systematically adopt comparative perspectives focusing on the North American and European contexts. We will also address research on race and racial inequality within an interdisciplinary lens particularly building on sociology, economics, and social psychology.

This course is designed for advanced undergraduate students from Columbia University and Science Po (Paris). We aim for a class of 30 students (15 from each partner university). Class will take place once a week (for 2 hours). In addition, the Columbia TA will conduct a discussion section once a week in which Columbia and Sciences Po students will work together in small groups on class projects that will be presented over the course of the semester. The classes will be organized in a hybrid format. In each campus, the professor will teach his/her class in person and the two classes will be connected via Zoom. The Columbia and Science Po professors will thus co-teach a virtually connected class. The professors will closely coordinate and alternate in leading the lecture and discussion parts of each class.

Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 5:05PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Subject Sociology
Number UN3986
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SOCI3986W001