• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None

About this course

When you notice inequality in your everyday life, do you ever wonder where it comes from, and what keeps it going?

This sociology course introduces you to core concepts of class, gender, and racial inequality, and an approach to studying complex forms of inequality called intersectionality. Featuring interviews with top scholars and discussion of the full-length award winning documentary, China Blue, which follows the life of a young seventeen-year-old worker from Sichuan province, to a Chinese jeans factory, this course will transform your perspective on yourself and others.

No previous knowledge required. Global Sociology is highly recommended.

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What you'll learn

  • Sociological theories of class and gender
  • A global historical understanding of race and racism
  • Application of sociological theory to specific cases

Meet your instructors

Smitha Radhakrishnan
Associate Professor of Sociology
Wellesley College

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