This course is an analysis of the structure and dynamics of systems of social stratification.
Within the framework of classical and contemporary theories of social stratification
(Marx, Weber, Pareto, Mills, and others), students consider the following topics:
patterns of wealth distribution, power and prestige, and the sociologist's methods
of measuring these patterns; patterns of social mobility and change; the impact
of inequality on society; and the future of inequality in American society. Other
special topics may also be considered. Offered alternate years.