SOC 6600 Social Inequality, Social Change, and Community Building

Social stratification is the separation of groups and affects various categories including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status. When looking to build and strengthen communities, those working in the helping professions must first look around to see what systemic inequalities and injustices are occurring in the community and society as a whole. By examining inequality in these categories helping professionals can look further into changing policies, laws, and social climate on an individual and systemic level as well as influencing the health, well-being, and functioning of individuals and groups in society.