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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Fall 2004

S S 301 • Honors Social Science: Sociology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42025 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
ESB 137
Sakamoto

Course Description

This course surveys the sociological literature on social stratification and inequality. The basic sociological perspective is concerned with understanding how social institutions and cultural factors interact with individual behaviors to affect how scarce rewards and resources are distributed. Our objective is not to promote any particular political or polemical viewpoint, but to better understand the complex social patterns and processes that pertain to inequality. Readings will refer to a variety of relevant issues and topics including both theoretical and empirical research.

About the Professor Arthur Sakamoto is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology as well as a research affiliate with the Population Research Center and the Center for Asian American Studies. He obtained his BA from Harvard University and his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He teaches courses on statistics, social stratification, and Asian American Studies. Currently he serves on the editorial board for Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. His hobbies include soccer, coin collecting, chess and playing the violin.

Texts

David B. Grusky, ed., Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender in Sociological Perspective Harold R. Kerbo, Social Stratification and Inequality

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