- Explain how poverty, class, and inequality are social constructions.
- Discuss patterns and trends in defining and measuring poverty.
- Describe social class and mobility.
- Discuss income, wealth, and other dimensions of inequality.
- Apply the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interactionist perspectives to the problems of poverty, class, and inequality.
- Apply specialized theories to poverty and inequality.
- Identify steps toward social change in regard to poverty.