Social Stratification (SU)

Course number: SO7310
Title: Social Stratification
Course language: English
Number of higher education credits: 7.5
Dates: 2 September – 2 October, 2013
Department/University: Department of Sociology, Stockholm University
Contact persons: Erik Bihagen, erik.bihagen@sofi.su.se, Magnus Nermo, magnus.nermo@sofi.su.se
Content: Course at advanced level for students who want an introduction to classic theory and contemporary research on social stratification. The course provides an overview of some classic and recent theory and research in (a) theories of social class with empirical applications (b) social mobility and inequality of educational opportunity, and (c) social stratification in other dimensions, e.g. gender, ethnicity, family and life-course, political preferences and health. The focus will be on both descriptions of social stratification in modern societies, and on explanations.

Course Schedule:

Date

Time

 

Topic

Lecturer

Sept. 2

9-11

FB610

Introduction

Erik Bihagen/ Magnus Nermo

Sept. 5

13-15

FB610

Social mobility and educational inequality

Robert Erikson

Sept. 9

9-11

FB610

Skills and social class

Michael Tåhlin

Sept. 12

12-14

FB610

Intergenerational transmission of income

Markus Jäntti

Sept. 16

14-16

D315

Gender stratification and segregation

Charlotta Magnusson

Sept. 19

13-15

FB610

Ethnicity

Liana Fox

Sept. 23

13-15

Y10
Geo house

Family and stratification

Juho Härkönen

Sept. 26

13-15

Y10
Geo house

Measuring stratification

Bihagen/ Nermo

Oct. 2

12-14

FB610

Health and stratification

Jenny Torssander