Concentration: Race, Inequality and Society

Concentration in Race, Inequality and Society:

Students in the Race, Inequality, and Society concentration gain a broad understanding of the ways in which inequality, race, and various forms of discrimination shape society. Inequality will be considered on numerous dimensions including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Requirements for the concentration are the following:

  1. Thirteen term courses (including the senior requirement). At least one must be an introductory Sociology course or a substitute approved by the DUS, but no more than two introductory courses in any department or program may count toward the total. Two courses relevant to the concentration (i.e. economic processes and/or their social dimension) may be drawn from outside the Sociology department with approval from the DUS. GLBL 121 and S&DS 130 count toward the two courses from outside the department.
  2. SOCY 144, the gateway course for the concentration (or other similar course with approval of DUS)
  3. One theory course (SOCY 151 or 152)
  4. One research design course (SOCY 160), usually completed in spring of junior year.
  5. One course in statistics (e.g. SOCY 162S&DS 103, or GLBL 121)
  6. Five elective courses related to race or inequality, up to two from outside the department
  7. One advanced seminar in race and/or inequality
  8. The senior requirements, integrating research on race and/or inequality