Sociology of inequalities

Course Code :1300PSWSIQ
Study domain:Sociology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Stijn Oosterlynck

3. Course contents *


Lecture 1: S ociology of inequalities: a first introduction / Inequality as a social problem

Lecture 2: Systems of stratification / Theories of class and stratification

Lecture 3: Measuring class / Social class divisions in Western societies today

Lecture 4: Social mobility/ Class & Lifestyle I: Bourdieu 

Lecture 5: Class & Lifestyle II: Beck / Contemporary relevance of class

Lecture 6:  Inequality: the ethnic dimension / Citizenship

Lecture 7: Inequality of incomes and opportunities / Welfare  state

Lecture 8: Inequality: the spatial dimension

Lecture 9: Climate crisis, ecological footprint & global inequality

Lecture 10: New challenges for inequality in globalizing world