7.5 credits cr.
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The course provides an overview of some classic and recent theory and research in social mobility and inequality of educational opportunity, theories of social class with empirical applications, and poverty and social welfare.
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Course at advanced level for students who want an introduction to classic theory and contemporary research on social stratification. The course provides an overview of some classic and recent theory and research in (a) theories of social class with empirical applications, (b) social mobility and inequality of educational opportunity, and (c) social stratification in other dimensions, e.g. gender, ethnicity, and family. The focus will be on both descriptions of social stratification in modern societies, and on explanations. The course literature includes some relatively demanding texts for which prior knowledge in statistical methods is an asset.
After successfully completing this course, participants are expected to be able to: * Understand the meaning of central concepts and theories in social stratification and class theory.
* Identify important similarities and differences among different theories of social stratification.
* Understand how theories of social stratification are tested empirically.
* Account for, and analyse, the content of central classical and modern texts in social stratification in a clearand well-argued manner.
* Critically assess classical and modern sociological theories of social stratification in terms of their meritsand limitations.
Teaching is provided in the form of lectures and seminars. Course participants meet for lectures followed by an open discussion of the literature.
Course PM - All you need to know.
Social stratification 2020 (583 Kb)
Student course performance is evaluated through a written assignment.
Researcher: Moa Bursell
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