Social Stratification Theory

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Social Stratification Theory

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Stratification is one of the oldest areas of study in sociology. This course is organized into the following parts. In the first part, students will be introduced to major concepts that are used to study stratification. In the second part, we will focus on what early and contemporary sociologists describe as the causes for social stratification. The third part of course will allow the students to think about and observe the life under the stratification system. In addition, the last part of the course will bring the students back to think about the consequences of inequality and the social policies for such problems.

    Kerbo, Harold. 2007. Social Stratification and Inequality. 6 edition. McGraw-Hill.
    Science. 2014. The Science of Inequality. May-23.

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