Inequality is one of the big social and political issues of the new millennium. This subject focuses on current patterns of social inequality in contemporary society. The subject critically analyses and evaluates diversity, social justice, social change, human rights and ethical dimensions of social inequality using principles evident in sociological theory. Sociological theories of inequality are presented and applied to national and global social inequalities. Topics covered include: socio-biology, the family, age, gender, race and ethnicity, regional inequality, income and wealth distribution, social class, social mobility, unemployment and the underclass, nationally and globally.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
SOC102 This is a postgraduate level social inequality subject and students are not required to have completed SOC102 in order to enrol in SOC401.
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