SOC 315 - Economic Sociology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: introductory Economics, Sociology, or Political Science.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Economic sociology is concerned with the social bases of economic behavior. It is one of the newest but most vibrant areas of sociology. This course presents an overview of the field. We begin with a discussion of the differences between sociological and economic approaches, followed by samples from the classic works of Adam Smith, Polanyi, Marx, and Weber. We then discuss the rise of the large corporation, focusing on both economic and sociological accounts. Following this unit, we move progressively from the internal workings of the firm toward macro — level discussions of the relation between business and society. Topics covered include issues of corporate control, the social meaning of money, production and financial markets, mergers and divestitures, the role of national cultures in shaping economic behavior, and fundamental questions about the distribution of income and wealth.

SOC 315 - Economic Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
28077
Open
11
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
28078
Open
2
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
28079
Open
1
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
28080
Closed
0
 
-
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
28081
Open
3
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
28082
Open
1
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
28083
Open
4
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
DOLLAR BILL COPYING
Note:
There are two books you will want to purchase. The first is Granovetter & Swedberg, The Sociology of Economic Life, 2nd edition (Westview Press). The second is Frank & Cook, The Winner-Take-All Society (Penguin Books).
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