SOC 2133: Inequality in American Society
This course explores the patterns of inequality in American society, both past and present. This semester, we will focus on identifying the social mechanisms of inequality and understanding how those mechanisms unevenly
distribute society’s resources, broadly defined, to people of different races, ethnicities,
social classes, genders, and sexual orientations. Namely, we will examine how macro-level
social institutions such as the family, the economy, the government, and education shape the everyday lives of individuals, presenting them with certain
opportunities as well as constraining the choices available to them. Additionally, we will explore how micro-level interactions help perpetuate social inequality in concert with these macro-level processes. Throughout the course, we will reflect on what can be done to address these inequalities.
SOC 2023: Statistics for the Social Sciences
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic statistical techniques employed by social scientists to analyze quantitative data. While a part of this course is devoted to exploring the mathematical principles behind these statistical techniques, much of the focus will be on developing a practical and conceptual understanding of these methods. Specifically, this course is geared towards providing students with the tools
to conduct quantitative analysis in a business, nonprofit, and governmental setting.
Travis Scott Lowe. Forthcoming. "Seeking Shelter from the Storm: Perceived Work Insecurity in the United States." Handbook on Unemployment and Society.