SOC 315 - Economic Sociology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: introductory Economics, Sociology, or Political Science.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The discipline of economics generally treats the economy as separate from social relations. In contrast, economic sociology “unbounds” the economy by considering it as integrally related to culture and politics rather than as a separate “non-social” sphere. In the first part of the course, we develop intellectual foundations for economic sociology by contrasting economic and sociological views of the economy. We then proceed to “unbound” the economy by taking a series of institutions conventionally understood to be “economic” in nature (e.g., money, markets, firms, production, consumption, etc.) and analyzing these institutions in sociological terms. In the third and final part of the course, we extend these themes through a detailed examination of taxation. This seemingly dry topic is actually rife with sociological significance, and we use taxation to raise questions about gender relations, social inequality, the welfare state, and contemporary politics in U.S. society. All readings for the class are contained in a two-volume course reader available from Excel Test Preparation.

SOC 315 - Economic Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
22163
Open
16
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
22164
Closed
0
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
22165
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
22166
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
22167
Open
2
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
22168
Open
3
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
22169
Open
7
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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