1/11/2016 - 5/6/2016
|Master of Liberal Studies
Language, Literature, and Social Sciences
|Description||Drawing from major principles and concepts in the social sciences, this course examines issues of the individual and society from a range of disciplinary approaches. Special topics vary.
Topical description:The topic of inequality in the United States has received considerable attention in the press and among social scientists as it appears that inequality has increased in recent years. The course examines various kinds and causes of inequality, looking at the distribution of wealth, income, education and the ways in which gender, race/ethnicity, age, disability and sexual orientation are impacted by various forms of inequality. We look as well at economic and social mobility, or how individuals and generations move from one status to another and consider in particular how the recession of 2008-2011 influenced the American potential for upward movement. Readings will include classic articles from across the social sciences on inequality and mobility as well as more popular and timely news articles.
|Note||Closed enrollment, please contact instructor or department. The course and is a review of the social science literature on inequality and mobility. It is a fully on-line class: expectations include two essay exams to be done at home over the course of a week, a research paper and Discussion Board participation.|
Section number: 901
Enrollment Maximum: 16
Dates: 1/11/2016 - 5/6/2016 ; Session code: Full Term
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|Method of Instruction||Online Web, other communication methods are determined by the instructor.|
|Before You Begin Your Course|
|Online Etiquette & Honesty||Please review the netiquette guidelines and the University policies on academic dishonesty, and responsible use of information technology. Online students are held to the same behavior and academic honesty standards as face-to-face students.|
Students are responsible to have access to a properly functioning device (computer, tablet, etc.) throughout the semester. The devicemust be able to run software required for coursework or capable of connecting to UT's Virtual Computer Lab. If using a device at a public library, students should check with the library to insure they will have access and for the length of time required.
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