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Onondaga Community College

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SOC 214 Global Inequality (3 credits)

This course provides a foundation for understanding social and economic inequality on a global level. Students will study and compare the causes and solutions to inequality issues across various communities in both developed and underdeveloped nations. Issues to be covered include hunger, modern slavery, human and indigenous rights, disease, human trafficking, ethnic violence, homelessness and displacement, and unemployment and labor issues. Students will consider solution models to inequality issues from various perspectives including religious, governmental, philanthropic, not-for-profit, and non-governmental organizations. Students will receive training in the sociological research methods used to measure and understand global inequities. Prerequisite: English and reading level placement at college level or permission of instructor.