This course examines social and economic inequality in the United States and globally. The goal of the course is to understand the extent of inequality as well as the power structures that systematically distribute resources in a particular way. The course introduces concepts and theoretical approaches that are fundamental to the social sciences. The policy implications that emerge from these comparisons are also discussed. Satisfies the Social Scientific Approaches core requirement.
Prerequisites: SOAN 101 or 102 or permission of the instructor.