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ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES OF INEQUALITY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 129
Full UC Title: ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES OF INEQUALITY 
Transcript Title: INEQUALITY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Inequality is a fundamental part of every society that exists on earth. There is no society that does not manifest some form of it. This course investigates the construction and especially the reproduction of inequality in social life. The main theoretical point upon which this course is based is that although different forms of inequality can seem subjectively to have what Jürgen Habermas has described as “unshakable facticity,” they are in fact constructed and reproduced by humans in social life. Our objective, therefore, is to examine more deeply some of the different ways in which inequality is manifest, and then examine how it is constructed, defined, justified, and reproduced. In order to investigate this issue in detail, the approach taken here will rely on students using the theoretical concepts introduced in lectures and readings to conduct three analyses of the construction and reproduction of inequality. The analyses will focus on pre-assigned topics. Students must submit a 1500-1800 word essay that describes their findings for the first two topics. The final analysis essay will be 1800-2100 words. All essays submitted for the course are expected to be thoroughly researched and documented, and cogently argued. These exercises will help students learn more about inequality while also developing their analytical skills. Assessment: Attendance (5%); Readings Journal (5%); Class Participation (10%) Papers One and Two (40% total); Final Analysis Essay (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES OF INEQUALITY 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: ANT302E