10 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: The aim of this unit is to explore a key concern of sociology to explain how and why material and symbolic rewards are distributed unequally. It will consider the unequal distribution of wealth, privilege and power and, in doing so, will question common-sense understandings of various inequalities in society. It will focus on various social divisions including the `big three' of social class, gender and race, as well as sexuality, age, religion and disability. Major themes will be explored with a predominantly British- and policy-related focus, although global divisions and inequalities will also be included for consideration.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Maureen Howard
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study, drop-in surgeries
Assessment: Formal Exam
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