Inequality Discussion Group
Faculty affiliates and graduate students meet biweekly on Mondays to discuss related works in progress.
11:45AM-1:00PM, Uris 360 (CSI Conference Room)
Next Meeting: April 6
Presenters: Jamila Michener
(Assistant Professor, Government) and Diane Wong
(PhD Candidate, Government)
Talk Title: Gentrification and Political Destabilization
if interested in attending or presenting.
Wednesday, April 15
College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair
1:00-5:00PM, Willard Straight Hall
Friday, April 17
Mads Meier Jæger
Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Cultural Capital, Teacher Bias, and Educational Inequality: New Evidence from Monozygotic Twins
3:00-4:30PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-hosted by Department of Sociology
Monday, April 20
College Minors Expo
4:00-5:30PM, Carol Takton Center
Saturday, April 25
Cornell Sesquicentennial: Charter Day Weekend
The American Dream: Opportunities and Challenges
The “American Dream” is a core feature of the American ethos yet many challenges to the dream persist. Join us for a discussion by Cornell professors and recent alumni about equality of opportunity and how it can be improved.
(Professor of Sociology, Cornell University; Robert S. Harrison Director, Institute for the Social Sciences; Director, Center for the Study of Inequality)
(Professor of Government, Cornell University)
(Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University)
Adrian Palma '13
(Asian Studies, Co-Founder of Cornell DREAM Team)
Dominique Corley '14
(Linguistics and Sociology, Minor in Inequality Studies)
Saturday, April 25, 9:00-10:30AM
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall Registration Required
MINOR IN INEQUALITY STUDIES
The minor in Inequality Studies exposes students to inequality through a breadth of approaches, methods, and topics while allowing them to tailor the program to their particular interests. The minor may be completed with any major.
Since the program's inception in 2003, 486 undergraduates from five of Cornell's colleges have earned the Minor in Inequality Studies.
Interested students should complete this
as soon as they intend to minor in Inequality Studies.
See the Spring 2015 courses
that satisfy the minor's requirements.
SIX COURSES REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE MINOR
Controversies About Inequality
(SOC/DSOC/PAM/ILROB 2220, PHIL 1950, GOVT 2225)
This course is the primary requirement for completion of the Minor in Inequality
Studies and is offered each fall.
- Economic Analysis of the Welfare State (ILRLE 4426 and ECON 3450)
- Comparative Social Inequalities (DSOC 3700 and SOC 3710)
- Social Inequality (SOC 2208 and DSOC 2090)
- Managing Diversity: Policies and Practices (ILROB 6260)
- Race and Public Policy (PAM 3370 and SOC 3370)
- Families and Social Inequality (PAM 4470 and SOC 4470)
Four Inequality Electives
See the List of Inequality Electives
Honors Thesis Award
All seniors completing the minor and writing an Honors thesis in their home department have the opportunity to be recognized with a cash award for best thesis. To be eligible, your thesis must be broadly related to inequality. Deadline for submissions is May 6, 2015. Contact us
for more details.
Seed Grant Awards 2014-2015
Congratulations to the 2014-15 Seed Grant recipients. Our generous awards help procure research materials, assistance, and data. Find out more on the Graduate Studies page.
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