SOC 235 (3) Inequality in Society
Course ID: 002258
Analyzes the nature, development, and persistence of inequality in various societies. Diverse dimensions of inequality are viewed as the basis for a number of specific social problems in Western and non-Western societies. Social origins of inequality are emphasized. Policy implications are addressed.
Pre-requisite: Three hours of sociology or Consent of Instructor. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Components: Lecture Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
KCTCS Competencies for SOC 235
Upon completion of this course, the student can:
I. Social Inequality
A. Sociological Approach(s) to Social Inequality
B. Overview of Social Inequalities
II. The Study of Stratification
A. Social Classes
B. Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
C. Global inequality
Bias referes to a tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others, which usually results in treating some people unfairly. When evaluating sources, it is important to look for and recognize bias so as not to confuse a writer's opinion with facts. It is equally important to be aware of your own biases so that you don't discount credible sources just because they differ from your opinions.