Fall 2019  |  SOC 3201 Section 001: Inequality: Introduction to Stratification (19668)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/03/2019 - 12/11/2019
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Anderson Hall 250
Enrollment Status:
Open (52 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Why does inequality exist? How does it work? These are the essential questions examined in this class. Topics range from welfare and poverty to the role of race and gender in getting ahead. We will pay particular attention to social inequities why some people live longer and happier lives while others are burdened by worry, poverty, and ill health. prereq: soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bianx001+SOC3201+Fall2019
Class Description:
This course examines the basic concepts and theories sociologists use to describe and explain social stratification and inequality. The textbook for the class is Social Stratification and Inequality. Lectures will focus on the contents of selected chapters that all students are required to read. There are twelve short, in-class quizzes (50% of final grade), and each of which has five simple questions about the contents of the chapter lectured in the week prior to the quiz. Ten best of the quizzes are recorded, or students may miss any two quizzes. For a term-paper study project (50% of the final grade), each student is required to conduct interviews of two families about their relative standings in the American stratification system. For this term project, students are requested to submit (1) a study outline of 1-2 pages (5% of final grade), which describes the plan of the study about which families to be studied, how to conduct the interviews/observations, and what to be focused in these interviews/observations; and (2) the term paper (8-10 pages, 45% of final grade), which reports and analyzes the results of interviews/observations. NO final exam.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Sociology major or undergraduate student needing a sociology/social science course to fulfill the degree requirement.
Learning Objectives:
To obtain a sociological understanding of stratification and inequalities in the United States in a global perspective.
05%, Class attendance.
50%, Best ten out of the 12 quizzes.
05%, Study outline of 2 double-space pages.
40%, Term paper of 10 double-space pages.
Exam Format:
No exam. But each quiz is one page of 5 T/F or multiple-choice questions.
Class Format:
95% Lecture
5% Student Presentations
20 Pages Reading Per Week
10 Pages Writing Per Term
10 Quiz(zes)
2 Pages for a study outline
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bianx001_SOC3201_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 April 2019

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