Theories of inequality and social stratification in contemporary society, with a focus on the third world and Arab society.  Intensity, dimensions, and indicators of inequality.  The cross-cutting of social inequality with ethnicity, regionalism, and gender.  Major effects of social inequality such as disparities in life chances and lifestyles, discrimination, segregation, and conflict.  Class consciousness and its relation to ethnic and national consciousness.  The social determinants of social mobility.  Methodological issues in the study of social inequality and social mobility.