Social Stratification (SU)

The Dept. of Sociology at Stockholm University offers the course Social Stratification. The course provides an overview of some classic and recent theory and research in (a) social mobility and inequality of educational opportunity, (b) theories of social class with empirical applications, and (c) social stratification in other dimensions, viz. gender, family, poverty, and elites. The focus will be on both descriptions of social stratification in modern societies, and on explanations. Particular attention is devoted to comparative research and to empirical examples from Sweden.

The course is given in English during September 2012 (course start September 4, end October 2). It consists of 7.5 ECTS and is at advanced level in Sociology. For further information see

Applying for courses and programs at advanced/second level, the national web-site  is to be used. This is also the case for late applications after April 15 (HT) or October 17 (VT). Exchange students shall contact the departmental coordinator for choice of courses.

Departmental coordinator: Maria Bagger-Sjöbäck (

Teacher: Professor Jan O. Jonsson

Contact person: Erik Bihagen (