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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.  Launched in fall 2019, 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.


This minor requires students to take five courses totalling at least 15 credits. Students are encouraged to consult with a department advisor for additional information, and should consult the worksheet for minor requirements when planning their program.

Prerequisites, none

Minimum Credits: 15

See Purple Bars Below for Minor Courses by Term


At least 10 credits in the minor must be elected in-residence: Courses elected on the Ann Arbor campus or at off-campus sites directed by Ann Arbor faculty. This includes STDABRD, Camp Davis, Biological Station, Michigan-in-Washington.

Grade Policies

All courses in the minor in Social Class and Inequality Studies must be completed with a C- or above.