SOC 315 - Economic Sociology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
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:

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)
 
32727
Open
18
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
32729
Open
9
 
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
32731
Open
2
 
-
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
32733
Open
4
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
32735
Open
3
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
32737
Open
1
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
32739
Closed
0
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying
Note:
Nearly all of the reading materials will be either in the coursepack or the class Ctools site. The only book I am ordering will be assigned near the end of the term.
ISBN: 0140259953
The winner-take-all society : why the few at the top get so much more than the rest of Us, Author: / Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook., Publisher: Penguin Books 1995
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