SOC 354 - Law and Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit for students who have taken SOC 454 prior to Fall 2013.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in any social science discipline.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores many of the major issues and debates in the sociology of law. Topics include theoretical perspectives on the connection between law and society; explanations for legal compliance, deviance, and resistance; the relationship between “law on the books” and “law in action”; the relationship between law and social change; and law’s ubiquitous role in popular culture. The class emphasizes a critical examination of the factors that influence who mobilizes the law (and who doesn’t), who benefits from the mobilization of law (and who doesn’t), and what it means to “use” law in contexts other than courtrooms, such as in families, neighborhoods, workplaces, social movements, and mass media. There is no textbook for this class. All readings are posted on Canvas.

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SOC 354 - Law and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24178
Open
3
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
30164
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
30165
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
24179
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
24180
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
24181
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
30166
Open
2
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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