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SOCI S-108 Summer Seminar: Inequality and Social Mobility In America

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7-week session | CRN 33381

The United States is currently experiencing high levels of income and wealth inequality and comparatively low levels of social mobility. This seminar asks why this is and what, if anything, should be done about it. We consider both social and individual explanations for inequality and social mobility, and we examine efforts to increase mobility through educational and legal means.

Course information
Class meetings

On campus
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:15-6:15 pm
William James Hall 305

Start date

Tuesday, June 20

Credits

4 credits

Course tuition

Undergraduate: 
$3,050

Enrollment status

  • Limited to 15 students
    Registration Closed
  • Prerequisites

    Students should have a working knowledge of American history and politics.

    Notes

    Harvard College students see additional information. Summer seminars are open only to Secondary School Program juniors and seniors, and to college undergraduates.

    Syllabus

    http://my.summer.harvard.edu/course/sum-33381/2017

    Faculty

    Anya Bassett, PhD.

    Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

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