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

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

Mondays, Wednesdays, 3:15-6:15 pm
William James Hall 305

Start date

Monday, June 25


4 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

  • Limited to 15 students
  • Current enrollment: 13
  • Availability: Filling
  • Prerequisites

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


    Harvard College students see additional information. See the Summer Seminars description for more information on this class.



    Anya Bassett, PhD.

    Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

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