2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 309 Sociology of Wealth and Poverty

In this course, students will study and contrast the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless, the haves and the have-nots. More importantly, it asks important questions such as"Why does such inequality exit in every known society?" It then builds a frame of reference from which to view the social and personal meanings of structured, legitimized social inequality, and to explore Christian responses to injustice and inequity in the world.Prerequisite: SOC 101. (Offered spring semester of even calendar years.)