SOC 206 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
SOC 206 – Social Stratification
Course Number & Name: SOC 206 Social Stratification
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in SOC 101
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course considers the significance of social stratification as an aspect of the structure of social systems. It includes discussion of various stratification theories, historical trends, and cultural variations in stratification.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- identify the concepts of social stratification and compare historical and contemporary patterns;
- critically analyze the theoretical foundations of social stratification;
- explain the interconnections between race, class, and gender in stratified societies; and
- discuss the forces aiding or impeding social mobility.