2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

AFR 322 Inequality and Wealth

3 hours 

This course analyzes racial wealth gaps and wealth inequality in the African diaspora, with a focus on the United States. From an interdisciplinary approach, the course will explore the growing and persistent wealth gap between various racial and ethnic groups and genders to better understand inequality (historically and currently), and will assess the causes and consequences of racial, ethnic, and gender differences in wealth and asset building. Students will examine challenges with wealth data and recent trends, as well as the consequences of asset poverty, particularly for people of African descent. Solutions and potential policy responses to the persistent racial, ethnic and gender wealth disparities and asset poverty will be evaluated.




ENG 201; and AFR 325 or SSC 325 or STA 250; and any one of the following: AFR 123, AFR 125, AFR 145, ECO 101, GEN 101, SOC 101