SOC 250 - Politics, Power, and Society
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Description

Political sociologists study the influence of social forces on formal and informal politics. The production, conservation and distribution of power and authority occur in Congress, but also in family dynamics, schools, welfare policies, social movements, international institutions and in the global economy. In this course, we will examine such areas using the theoretical framework and analytic tools of political sociology. We will ask questions such as: What is power, and how can we measure it empirically? What are the origins and contemporary dynamics of welfare states? How are public policies formed and what are their consequences for social inequality? What are political forces of exclusion/discrimination in democratic society? What about the politics of transnational social movements and global change? Readings from the course aim to provide both national and international answers for these questions.

Schedule

SOC 250 - Politics, Power, and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30326
Open
50
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
30331
Open
8
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30410
Open
10
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
34407
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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