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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 20, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Teri Doerksen, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: Sociology

New Course Request: SOC 2260 Social Stratification

Purpose and Nature of Course: To provide majors and students from across campus with training in a core area within sociology, namely the stratification of society. To expand the global perspective of sociology students.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This general education course provides an introduction to the study of social stratification in the United States of America and around the world. Students will investigate the dimensions of inequality among social positions, analyze the means by which individuals, groups and countries attain unequal rank, and critique theories of this intersection of class, race, gender and country. Explores the problems associated with theorizing about and measuring social class.


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