• Unit 3: Social Inequality

    In this unit, we address the growing concerns of global and national inequality. We explore questions, such as how some countries are more wealthy than others. How can we address the needs of the world's population when we live in a world with more than seven billion people? We explore institutionalized inequalities, such as racism, sexism, and ageism, and how our prejudices can negatively guide our interactions. How can we overcome preconceived notions that lead to prejudice? We also discuss the difference between sex and gender, gender identity, and sexuality. We explore several theoretical perspectives on sex and gender and how to alleviate bias.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 12 hours.

    • 3.1: Social Stratification in the United States

    • 3.2: Global Inequality

    • 3.3: Race and Ethnicity

    • 3.4: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

    • 3.5: Aging and the Elderly

    • Unit 3 Discussion and Assessment