This class was tough.
I would strongly not advise this course to students who are not comfortable with reading copious amounts of material every single week. The weekly reading assignment averages 100 pages in length and the topics are anything but interesting for a sociology class. Professor Pinderhughes is a self-identified Marxist and he tries to enforce his socialist/communist beliefs on every student and gets aggressive when students disagree with him.
The highlight of this course was the ability to learn about world systems and American social system. In particular, I liked the readings on sections regarding social reproduction and the effects of quality of education on the future of lives of the youth.
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Advice for students:
Most importantly: get ready to read, a lot. If you are not into reading or don't believe you will be able to get it done, I strongly advise to not taking this course. Also, class participation is a big portion of your grade so try to avoid this class if you are not comfortable with speaking in class.