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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: AFR                                     Course Number: 322                                    
Course Title: Inequality and Wealth
Subject: Africana Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201, SSC 325 or STA 250, and any one of the following: SOC 101, ECO 101, ETH 123, ETH 125, or GEN 101
Start Date:    04/30/2012                         End Date: