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Social Inequalities in France, Belgium and Iceland

This course is closed and registration is no longer open. 

This course introduces students to the sociological study of inequalities in three countries in Europe (France, Belgium and Iceland). This course focuses on different aspects of social stratification in these countries including current and historical events that have contributed to current social problems. We use sociological concepts and critical thinking to investigate such issues as:

  1. What are the major differences between France, Belgium, Iceland and the US when it comes to social inequalities?
  2. How do major sporting events like the World Cup reinforce and/or exacerbate social inequalities?
  3. How can we use sociological data collection and analysis techniques to answer the above questions?
  4. Which sociological theories can we use to analyze cross-cultural differences observed while abroad?


Current UNC undergraduate and graduate students can register for this course. 

If you are not seeking a degree at UNC but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you can take this course for personal interest or to transfer to another institution. 

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree or has either applied to our Graduate School and has not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a graduate degree. 

Remember, if you are non-degree seeking student you are not eligible for Financial Aid.


This course is closed and registration is no longer open. 


$400 deposit paid to UNC and due with application. Non-refundable unless application is denied or course is canceled. 

$2,436 paid to UNC and due with summer semester tuition. These UNC billed costs include 3 credits, airfare, lodging, some meals, in-country transportation, insurance and admin fees.

Total UNC Tuition and Fees: $2,836

Other costs, not billed by UNC are estimates and will vary by person and are purchased individually:  

  • Meals (not included): $500
  • Lodging in Iceland: $500 
  • Excursions: $200
  • Passport (if needed): $135

Total other costs (estimated): $1,335


You will be billed for the remaining program cost around the beginning of the academic term in which the course is delivered.

Any course material costs are assessed and paid separately. 

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