AU: 3.0
Programme: SOC(HSS)

Social divisions are found within all societies, whether in relation to wealth, status, or power. In particular, this course examines theories of social class, the dynamics of class formation and the "reproduction" of class along the lines of education, occupation, and lifestyle - involving unequal access to not only economic capital but also cultural capital or symbolic capital. The course also discusses poverty, gender inequality, racial discrimination, the "digital divide" and other forms of social exclusion and marginalization in contemporary society.