Spring 2016 Online Course


MLS Seminar In Social Sciences: Inequality and Mobility (CRN 27176)

1/11/2016 - 5/6/2016



Alpha Numeric MLS6020
Master of Liberal Studies
Language, Literature, and Social Sciences
  Course Level Graduate
  Credit Hours 3
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.

Graduate status
Instructor Marietta  Morrissey
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 Details Section number: 901
CRN: 27176
Enrollment Maximum: 16

Dates: 1/11/2016 - 5/6/2016 ; Session code: Full Term

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