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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 390-01 - Advanced Studies in Sociology: Intersectionality and Identity: Race, Gender, & Social Class Revisited

4 credits (Fall)
In this advanced sociology seminar, we will examine the interconnections among gender, social class, race-ethnicity, and other social categories at both the micro-level of identity and social interaction as well as at the macro-level of larger social structures, using the theoretical framework of intersectionality. Intersectionality, based on feminist theory and critical race theory, examines the multiple, fluid, and dynamic identities each person holds. Race, social class, and gender also structure our social world along various hierarchies of power and privilege that can reinforce or contradict each other, creating in turn both opportunities and oppression, as they shape identities and experiences of individuals. This seminar will address these issues and other dimensions of social inequality.

Prerequisite: At least one 200-level sociology course and third-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Ferguson