An exploration of recent trends of economic inequality in the United States that have reached levels not seen since before the Great Depression. Students will examine factors that account for the decades-long increase in economic disparities, paying particular attention to patterns in educational attainment, political developments, and the role of technological change. Students will also compare recent movements in economic inequality and macroeconomic performance in the U.S. to other advanced industrialized nations. This course has no specific prerequisites but successful completion of an introductory Sociology course is recommended prior to enrollment.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; AS SD I; AS WI I; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC