Sociology of Inequality

Course Code: GGRN 101

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Sociology of Inequality introduces students to the field of Sociology through the lens of one feature of human life: the inequality in our societies. In this course, we ask what is equity, equality, and fairness? How is inequality produced and how is it maintained? What are the social effects - for all of us - when inequality persists? We take a historical approach to explore the deep roots of inequality in Canada and the ongoing lack of access some populations have to survival capital such as education, employment, housing, food, and safety. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name the connections between social inequality and sustainability and demonstrate an understanding of the brave new social movements calling out systems of oppression in a transition to a low- or no-carbon future.