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SOC 206 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

SOC 206 Social Stratification

Course Outline

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:

  1. identify the concepts of social stratification and compare historical and contemporary patterns;
  2. critically analyze the theoretical foundations of social stratification;
  3. explain the interconnections between race, class, and gender in stratified societies; and
  4. discuss the forces aiding or impeding social mobility.