Course List

Traveling w/o Leaving-Global -

INQ 260SO G

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline.

Wealth and Poverty -

SOCI 221 A

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TRT 207
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI 101 or INQ-260SO

Catalog Description:

An analysis of economic inequality and the related unequal distribution of power and prestige in the United States, and in and between other societies. Topics include systems of stratification such as class, estate, and caste; social classes; individual and social outcomes of economic stratification; poverty in the United States; global poverty.

Women's Lives: Global Perspect -

SOCI 338 A

Instructor: Dr. Meeta Mehrotra
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: TRT 106
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: SOCI-101 and one 200-level SOCI course or permission

Catalog Description:

In this course, we will examine similarities as well as divergences in the experiences of various groups of women, especially in countries that are part of the developing world. The course will begin with an analysis of the notion of global sisterhood and it's criticisms. We will then move on to specific issues such as work, family and household, representations in media, and violence. We will end the semester with an evaluation of the possibilities of and opportunities for transnational movements for gender equality. (1)