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The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University offers courses dedicated to the critical study of inequality.

While the following courses may be taken as electives, they also count towards the Inequality Studies Minor:

History of Inequality Studies

This course introduces students to the field of Inequality Studies by exploring the origins and outcomes of social inequality over time.

Methods in Inequality Studies

This course employs qualitative, quantitative, and archival research methodologies to focus on issues related to race, gender, ability, and class disparities.

GIRI Seminar

Available to undergraduate and graduate students, the GIRI seminar provides a deep understanding of social inequality anchored within the course topic, which varies by semester.

Depending on the semester, availability, and need, the Cook Center also offers other courses outside of the minor such as University Courses and Duke Immerse. When offered by the Cook Center, these course topics are grounded in research exploring social problems associated with inequality.

University Courses

University courses at Duke offer gateway experiences to help undergraduates make sense of complex societal issues, while featuring the breadth of extraordinary scholarship and teachers we enjoy at Duke.

Duke Immerse

Duke Immerse is a semester-long program in which undergraduates enroll in a cluster of four courses designed by Duke faculty around a central theme. Immerse themes take a deep dive into a significant global challenge focused with a multidisciplinary lens.

Special Topics

These courses offer students the opportunity to advance their understanding of race, inequality, and ethics while broadening their perspectives on complex global challenges.

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SOCIO 346S

CROSSLISTED AS

EDUC 345S

China and Higher Education Access

PUBPOL 283

Ethics in an Unjust World

PUBPOL 435/645

CROSSLISTED AS

AAAS 425

ECON 436

POLSCI 425

RIGHTS 444

SOCIOL 442

GIRI: Global Domestic Policy

PUBPOL 435/645

CROSSLISTED AS

AAAS 425

ECON 436

POLSCI 425

RIGHTS 444

SOCIOL 442

GIRI: Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gaps

PUBPOL 435/645

CROSSLISTED AS

AAAS 425

ECON 436

POLSCI 425

RIGHTS 444

SOCIOL 442

GIRI: Race, Gender, and Entrepreneurship

PUBPOL 645S

CROSSLISTED AS

AAAS 642S

ECON 541S

POLSCI 642S

RIGHTS 642S

SOCIOL 642S

GIRI: Race and Racism in Europe

PUBPOL 645S

CROSSLISTED AS

AAAS 642S

ECON 541S

POLSCI 642S

RIGHTS 642S

SOCIOL 642S

GIRI: Examining Neuroscience, Genetics, and Inequality

PUBPOL 645S

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AAAS 425

ECON 436

POLSCI 425

RIGHTS 444

SOCIOL 442

GIRI: Reparations

PUBPOL 645S

CROSSLISTED AS

AAAS 425

ECON 436

POLSCI 425

RIGHTS 444

SOCIOL 442

GIRI: Examining Neuroscience, Genetics, and Inequality

AAAS 290

University Course: Race and Higher Education in the South