Inequalities in Society

The Inequalities in Society domain emphasis explores the nature, causes, and consequences of social inequalities, with special attention to race and ethnicity, social class, and gender. Students will develop an understanding of how scientists conceptualize and study social inequalities and the methodological tools they use to do so. 

From the lists shown below, students will select one course from the lower-division, and two courses from the upper-division. The lower division course is a required element of the Domain Emphasis.


Prerequisites shown within square brackets.

Lower Division (select one)

  • DATA 4AC. Data and Justice (4 units)

  • SOCIOL 1. Introduction to Sociology (4 units)

  • SOCIOL 3AC. Principles of Sociology: American Cultures (4 units)

Upper Division (select two)

  • AFRICAM 101. Research Methods for African American Studies (4 units)

    • or ETH STD 101A. Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies (4 units)

  • AFRICAM 111. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (3 units)

  • GEOG C155 / AFRICAM C156. Race, Space, and Inequality (4 units)

  • GWS 131. Gender and Science (4 units)

  • PHILOS 117AC. The Philosophy of Race, Ethnicity, and Citizenship (4 units)

  • POLSCI 167. Racial and Ethnic Politics in the New American Century (4 units)

  • PSYCH 167. Stigma and Prejudice (3 units) [PSYCH 1]

  • PUB POL C103. Wealth and Poverty (4 units)

  • PUB POL 117AC. Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy (4 units)

  • SOCIOL 111AC. Sociology of the Family (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

  • SOCIOL 113. Sociology of Education (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

    • or SOCIOL 113AC. Sociology of Education (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

  • SOCIOL 124. Sociology of Poverty (4 units)

  • SOCIOL 127. Development and Globalization (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

  • SOCIOL 130. Social Inequalities (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

    • or SOCIOL 130AC. Social Inequalities: American Cultures (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

  • SOCIOL 131AC. Race and Ethnic Relations (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

  • SOCIOL 133. Sociology of Gender (4 units) [SOCIOL 1 or 3]

These course lists are subject to change.