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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

Credits

4 credits

Course tuition

Undergraduate: 
$3,300

Enrollment status

  • Limited to 15 students
  • Prerequisites

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

    Notes

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

    Faculty

    Anya Bassett, PhD.

    Senior Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

    Registration opens March 1

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