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Social Class and Inequality Studies

The minor in Social Class and Inequality Studies is the nation's first degree program focused on social class.  This interdisciplinary minor brings together courses in Women's and Gender Studies and from across the LSA curriculum that address social class as an analytic category and explore the intersections of class with race, gender, and other dimensions of social structure.

Required and elective courses taken together will provide a strong, interdisciplinary understanding of how social class has operated in past cultures, as well as how it operates in the present in the U.S. and elsewhere.


To complete the Social Class and Inequality Studies minor students are required to take five courses totaling at least 15 credits. The purple bars below have links to the courses that count for this minor in the yellow column. Please consult the worksheet for the Social Class and Inequality Studies minor.  Interested students should make an appointment with a department advisor to discuss and possibly declare the minor.  

Prerequisites: none

Minimum Credits: 15


See below for courses that count for the minor (Social Class & Inequality Studies minor courses are in the yellow column)


A Note Regarding LSA Minor Policies

1.  A major must be declared before a minor is declared.

2. Only one course may be shared between a major and minor.

3. Courses in the minor may be used for LSA distribution requirements (SS, HU, etc). 

Please see the LSA Policies on Minors for more information.