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Social Inequalities immersion

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 societies, and the concurrent inequalities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and culture. The egalitarian strivings that emerge from these inequalities also will be examined. Courses offer the unique standpoints of two academic disciplines, sociology and anthropology, to analyze the roles of powerful social institutions and culture industries, and to identify and explain social inequalities and resulting conflicts and egalitarian hopes. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in sociology and anthropology.
  • All three elective courses cannot come from one discipline.
  • At least one course must be taken at the 300 level or higher.
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-285    American Indian Languages
   ANTH-290    Language and Sexuality
   ANTH-305    Comparative and Historical Linguistics
   ANTH-328    Heritage and Tourism
   ANTH-335    Culture and Politics in Latin America
   ANTH-345    Genocide and Post-Conflict Justice
   ANTH-350    The Global Economy and the Grassroots
   ANTH-361    Digitizing People
   ANTH-365    Culture and Politics in the Middle East
   ANTH-375    Native American Cultural Resources and Rights
   ANTH-380    Nationalism and Identity
   ANTH-410    Global Cities
   ANTH-425    Global Sexualities
   ANTH-430    Visual Anthropology
   ANTH-451/INGS-451/SOCI-451    Economics of Women and the Family
   ANTH-455/INGS-455    Economics of Native America
   INGS-310/HIST-310    Global Slavery and Human Trafficking
   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-255    Disaster, Public Health and Global Responses
   SOCI-300    Sociology of American Life
   SOCI-310    U.S. Housing Policy
   SOCI-315    Global Exiles of War and Terror
   SOCI-330    Urban (In)Justice
   SOCI-345    Urban Poverty
   SOCI-350    Social Change
   SOCI-361    Digitizing People