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The Sociological Imagination: Poverty, Inequality, and Ethnography
CSPL 242
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: WRCT 242

In this course, we will examine the history of poverty, incarceration, racial and economic inequality, and other issues in the United States through critical works of ethnography and narrative journalism. Drawing on readings from Charles Wright Mills, Alex Kotlowitz, Katherine Boo, Alice Goffman, Matthew Desmond, Victor Rios, and other scholars and journalists, we will examine sociological concepts, public policies, and ethnographic methodologies and understand how social structure shapes agency and the dramas of everyday life.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ALLB
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-14-2024
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