10349 Social Stratification: Issues in Social Inequality 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Sociology & Anthropology

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Introduction to Sociology. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Recommended: Introduction to Quantitative Research I: Principles and Design (or Research Methods in Social Sciences: Guiding Principles and Research Styles), Introduction to Quantitative Research II: Statistical Analysis

The course is based on a collection of articles edited by Yael Enoch.

The course presents several key theoretical approaches, classical and modern, to the issue of social inequality. It also addresses several fundamental issues such as social stratification in agrarian/pre-industrial societies vs. industrial societies; ascriptive bases of social inequality in achievement-oriented societies; social stratification and ethnicity; social stratification and gender; social stratification and lifestyle; social stratification and social mobility.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required. The paper may develop a topic of an expanded assignment, or any other topic approved by the course coordinator. A student who writes a seminar paper for the course Stratification in Israeli Society: Ethnic, National and Class Cleavages, may only write a seminar paper in Social Stratification: Issues in Social Inequality if the topic does not relate to Israeli society.