Social Stratification and Inequality

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Stratification and Inequality

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    Students will understand theories of social stratification and inequality
    Students will understand the nature of social stratification and inequality as they intersect with race, gender, class and age
    Students will understand issues around stratification and inequality in contemporary South Africa.

    Main Content
    All societies make distinctions among people resulting in systems of unequal privilege, rewards,opportunities, power, prestige and influence
    Examples of these aspects will be analyzed in intercultural context
    Social stratification and inequality in South Africa will be analyzed

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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