Sociology: Social Inequality + Social Justice
The social inequality and social justice concentration allows students to better understand how income, wealth and power are distributed around the city of Boston and around the world.
What are the implications of inequality in a society? Does inequality look the same the world over, or does it vary from time period to time period and place to place? What can and should be done to alter inequality in local communities, the nation at large, or societies around the world? Emmanuel College's mission of education and social justice are made manifest through the study of social inequality and social justice, providing students with the intellectual tools and professional experiences to bring these inequalities home and the opportunity to make a difference in the world.
2013-2014 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions. Requirements for Departmental Major with a Concentration in Social Inequality + Social Justice
Required Departmental and Core Courses
SOC2127 Social Class and Inequality
SOC3115 The Sociology of Globalization
Three electives must be chosen from the following:
SOC1105 Major Institutions in U.S. Society
SOC2105 Race, Ethnicity and Group Relations
SOC2107 The Urban World
SOC2123 Health Care: Systems, Structures and Cultures
SOC2131 Catholic Social Teaching
SOC2205 War and Peace
SOC3201 Worlds in Motion: The Causes and Consequences of Migration Recommended Courses
POLSC2409 The Politics of International Economic Relations
THRS3133 Social Justice and Religious Traditions
Learning Goals + Outcomes
At the completion of the Sociology major, the student will:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the sociological perspective and the sociological imagination in our understanding of social reality.
Demonstrate an understanding of sociological theories, paradigms, and concepts.
Demonstrate an understanding of sociological research methods.
Acquire intellectual and professional skills.
Apply sociological concepts to micro and macro issues of inequality, diversity, and globalization.
Develop an appreciation of social justice concerns.
From the first
Introduction to Sociology class students take at Emmanuel College to the Senior Capstone, we teach sociology that is deeply rooted in the classical theories of the field, but always with a vision of applying our discipline to the "real world." This approach leads our students down many related career paths in government, public policy, the law, social services and the private sector.
Some graduates go directly into the workforce, taking positions at Mathematica, Americorps, the Italian Home for Children, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Hospital, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, MATCH Charter School and with U.S. and state government agencies. We have also had many students go on to highly-respected graduate programs in law, public health, and social work at places including Tufts University, Northeastern, Boston University, Boston College, UMass-Boston and the University of Pittsburgh.
Learn more about career paths open to students of social inequality and social justice through the
Emmanuel College Career Center.