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SOC 264 Intersections of Inequality and Identity • 5 Cr.


How is one kind of inequality connected to another? Can we understand race without also understanding gender? Can someone simultaneously be both advantaged and disadvantaged in society? Explore how social experiences are impacted by multiple forms of inequality. Themes may include poverty, socialization, domestic violence, media representations, stereotypes, prisons, AIDS/HIV, and/or drug addiction.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Provide examples that illustrate the complexity of identity and how individuals can access systems of power differently depending on various facets of one’s identity.
  • Explore social issues from both a dominant and marginalized perspective to better understand how systems of power function in society.
  • Analyze how the systems of racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, and ableism intersect.



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