Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits)
A systematic and analytical examination of the organization of social inequality in society. Major theoretical and research problems in the study of stratification; the forms and functions, characteristics, correlates and consequences of stratification; the distribution of wealth and power; and the relationship of social stratification to social mobility, ideology and societal institutions. Includes an assessment of social inequality in terms of race, class, status, ethnicity, religion and sex.