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Sociology and Social Justice
SOC 304
Spring 2016 not offered

This course will consider different theories on the relationship between modern capitalism and social justice. Among the central questions we will investigate are, Why does capitalism generate economic, political, and social injustices--such as those based on class, ethnic, racial, gender, environmental, and geographic divisions--and can these injustices be remedied within capitalism, or would they require the creation of a different social system, such as social democracy or democratic socialism? Some of the theorists we will consider include, among others, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, John Stuart Mill, Amartya Sen, Immanuel Wallerstein, David Harvey, John Rawls, Nancy Fraser, Glenn Loury, Martha Nussbaum, Ronald Dworkin, G. A. Cohen, Amartya Sen, Brian Barry, Thomas Pogge, and Jon Mandle.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC212
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)

Last Updated on MAR-04-2024
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