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The Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI) fosters basic and applied research on social and economic inequalities, as well as the processes by which such inequalities change and persist. As the structure of inequality continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, it becomes increasingly important to develop formal models of the sources and causes of inequality, thus moving beyond the conventional applied research that has dominated the field for decades.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Inequality Discussion Group
December 1

Faculty affiliates and graduate students meet biweekly on Mondays to discuss related works in progress.
11:45AM-1:00PM, Uris 360 (CSI Conference Room)
Speaker: Chris Wildeman (Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management)
Contact CSI if interested in attending or presenting.

April 25, 2015

Cornell Sesquicentennial
Charter Day Weekend
The American Dream: Opportunities and Challenges
Kim Weeden (Professor; Robert S. Harrison Director, Institute for the Social Sciences; Director of CSI)
Michael Jones Correa (Professor of Government, Cornell University)
Kendra Bischoff (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University)
Adrian Palma '13 (Asian Studies, Co-Founder of Cornell DREAMers)
Dominique Corley '14 (Linguistics and Sociology, Minor in Inequality Studies)
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 enrollment form 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
Core Course

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.

Overview Course

  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

Spring 2015 Courses posted

See the Spring 2015 courses that satisfy the minor's requirements.

Senior 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. 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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