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Social Inequalities Immersion

Semester Requirements

Social inequalities and collective responses to them, both locally and globally, are the focus of this immersion. Students explore the interplay between social and cultural dimensions of the rapid globalization of production, culture, and politics and the inequalities in race, ethnicity, class, gender, and culture that ensue. The egalitarian strivings that emerge from these inequalities are also examined. The courses offer the unique standpoints of two academic disciplines–sociology and anthropology–to analyze the roles of powerful social institutions and culture and to identify and explain social inequalities and resulting conflicts and egalitarian hopes. This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology.

Course
Electives
Choose three of the following:
   ANTH-210    Culture and Globalization
   ANTH-225    Globalizing Africa
   ANTH-235    Immigration to the U.S.
   ANTH-260    Native North Americans
   ANTH-335    Culture and Politics in Latin America
   ANTH-345    Genocide and Post-Conflict Justice
   ANTH-350    The Global Economy and the Grassroots
   ANTH-380    Nationalism and Identity
   ANTH-410    Global Cities
   ANTH-425    Global Sexualities
   INGS-310/HIST-310    Global Slavery and Human Trafficking
   SOCI-103    The Urban Experience
   SOCI-210    African-American Culture
   SOCI-215    The Changing Family
   SOCI-220    Minority Group Relations
   SOCI-225    Social Inequality
   SOCI-230    Sociology of Work
   SOCI-235    Women, Work, and Culture
   SOCI-245    Gender and Health
   SOCI-315    Global Exiles of War and Terror
   SOCI-320    Population and Society
   SOCI-345    Urban Poverty
   SOCI-410    Diversity in the City

Please note: All three courses cannot come from one discipline. At least one course must be taken at the 300 level or higher.