2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSOCL 2101 Contemporary US Society

This course offers a sociological examination of major institutions in the United States today with a particular focus on the economy and work; politics, health and medical care, schools and education, media. The analysis of social institutions will be grounded in an understanding of inequality in the U.S. and how the institutions are experienced and differentially affect members of different social classes, racial/ethnic and gender groups, as well as other social groups. Through the course we will analyze changes in the institutions over time and ways that contemporary institutional problems might be addressed to improve social conditions and opportunities for all.