In this course, we will identify the basic contours of the structure of social inequality in the United States through engagement with original, classic sociological research on class, race, and gender. Through our reading and active participation in lectures, we will develop answers to the central question that motivates much sociological inquiry into inequality: Who gets what, and why?
Recipient, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
Reviews sociological methods and the questions to which each is best suited. Readings exemplify statistical, ethnographic, and historical approaches. Stresses logic and reasoning, not particular statistical methods.