SOC 308G SOC 308G. The Rich and the Poor in America: Sociological Perspective. 3 Hours.
Review of classical and contemporary theories of inequality and stratification; examination of recent ethnographic accounts of experiences of the rich and poor in United States society. Development of critical thinking about social class in contemporary society, and study of how one's own experiences are both the products and producers of larger stratification systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 308 (Topic: Rich and Poor in America) and 308G may not both be counted.