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Spring 2018-2019
* SOC 369 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Class and Culture

Timothy J. Nelson

Examines the cultures of classes within American society and asks to what extent people's identities, relationships, or chances for social mobility are shaped by their class culture. Looks at high and popular culture as well as mass media, paying attention to patterns of cultural consumption ("taste") and asks how these patterns work to reproduce the class structure.

Sample reading list:
Lauren A. Rivera, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
Jennifer Silva, Coming Up Short:
Kathryn Edin and Timothy Nelson, Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will write three short papers (4-5 double-spaced pages) throughout the semester. These short papers ask the students to synthesize the theoretical concepts with empirical material that they collect through reflections, observations or interviews.

Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42364 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W        Enrolled:35 Limit:
42365 P99 TBA        Enrolled:35 Limit: