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Cursus: UCSSCSOC28
UCSSCSOC28
Social Inequality
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeUCSSCSOC28
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorUniversity College; Social Science;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. M.H.D. van Leeuwen
Telefoon+31 30 2532101
E-mailM.H.D.vanLeeuwen@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. M.H.D. van Leeuwen
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. M.H.D. van Leeuwen
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
SEM1  (29-08-2011 t/m 18-12-2011)
Aanvangsblok
SEM1
Timeslot-: Niet van toepassing
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
AanmeldingsprocedureTutor / Education&Student Office
ToelichtingNew students indicate course preferences on their UCU application form. Continuing students contact their tutor.
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureEducation&Student office
ToelichtingThe Education&Student office places students based on tutor-led course registration and maximum class size.
Cursusdoelen
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Content
What creates the barriers that separate us, and what can diminish those barriers? This course discusses patterns and processes of Social Inequality, main theories on their determinants, and it discusses important forms of human action to increase equality.

The first part of the course deals with one of the best researched areas in the social sciences. It discusses modern and classic concepts of Class and Status, as well as the process of status attainment. The roles of family, gender, education, partner choice and social mobility are scrutinized. Classic as well as state of the art articles are read.

The second part of the course deals with one of the most varied and interesting areas in the social sciences. It discusses forms of human action meant to decrease social inequality: family solidarity, mutual aid, philanthropy and the genesis of the welfare state. State of the art theories are discussed, with empirical examples from contemporary and historical societies.

Aim
After completing this course students are able to:

  • understand and critically reflect upon the main theories on Social stratification and Inequality available within the social sciences;
  • apply these to concrete contemporary examples;
  • chair class sessions, raise interesting questions and draw relevant conclusions from discussions.

Format
The class meets twice a week for two hours. The didactic format is based on lectures, critical discussions of the literature, assignments and feedback on assignments, class debates, possibly video’s,  and students-chaired meetings. Two hours will be devoted  to lecturing and explaining the materials by the instructor. The other two hours will be devoted to student-chaired discussions.

Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Introduction to Sociology (UCSSCSOC11)
Voorkennis
Alternatively, course admission is possible with any level 1 SSC course after consultation with the instructor.
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Social stratification. Class, Race and Gender in sociological perspective ed. / D. Grusky 2008. Westview Press. ISBN-13: 978-0-8133-4373-0; ISBN-10: 0-8133-4373-9.
Reader
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Werkvormen
UCU SSC 2 course

Toetsen
Class participation
Weging10
Minimum cijfer-

final exam
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

assignment 1
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

assignment 2
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

assignment 3
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

Presentation
Weging15
Minimum cijfer-

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