AbstractPolitical Sociology is centrally concerned with political relations, policies, and practices as well as larger questions of conflict, cooperation, power, influence, and authority. Drawing on innovative methods of instruction, class discussions, and group activities, this course aims to provide a fun and intellectually stimulating environment in which to...
- Subject Area(s):
- Political Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Usage NotesThis syllabus is designed for a fifteen week semester long course, but can be adapted for shorter summer sessions by covering one syllabus week of material per three-hour summer session class.
* See also "Political Sociology: Preparing for Applied and Conceptual Multiple Choice Exams" by same author.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will learn sociological principles to make sense of current world events, public policies, and contribute to social debates and social change.
- Students will learn to compare and contrast different theories of political sociology and discover how politics impacts their daily lives.
- Instructors actively assess student understanding through in-class discussions and activities, analytical memos written outside of class, and exams.