SOC 321Q SOC 321Q. Social Inequality. 3 Hours.
Study of social inequality as the unequal distribution of scarce but commonly desired resources and the processes by which these resources are allocated to individuals and groups. Examination of income and wealth inequality, occupational and class hierarchies, inequality of educational opportunity, poverty, social mobility between and within generations, gender and racial/ethnic inequality, and the consequences of inequality. Overview of the concepts, theories, facts, and methods of analysis used by sociologists to understand the social production and reproduction of inequality. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 321K (Topic: Social Inequality) and 321Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.