Introduction to social science concepts through the study of power, authority, and social organization in U.S. society. Emphasis on the interaction of government and civil society. Readings focus on primary documents concerning the role of social class, race, and gender in the construction of social and political inequality. (Not open to students who have completed Core Curriculum 1230 or Core Studies 3.)Satisfies Pathways Flexible Core US Experience in Its Diversity requirement. Class Notes: BC ACADEMY STUDENTS ONLY. Requirement Designation: Flexible Core - US Experience in its Diversity.