This class is a must for any Columbia students looking to gain foundational knowledge about how people interact with one another along race, gender, and class lines. The Social World is the best class I have taken so far in my college career. The readings are phenomenal. Professor Sharpe is articulate and thoughtful in her lectures. Please take the class. Adored my TA too. Definitely not a class where you will have to fight for a decent grade, and you won't want to be engaged in the class just for the grade if you even half care about the world.