SOC-S 311 POLITICS AND SOCIETY (3 CR.)
Interrelations of politics and society, with emphasis on formation of political power, tis structure and its changes in different types of social systems and cultural-historical settings.
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Why is the United States or Denmark like what it is? What is the relationship between political processes and how citizens live their lives? What have (could) activists done (do) to change things for the better? Questions of this sort motivate political sociology, and this spring we will survey the field in some detail. Political sociology offers a lot because while there is much we think we know, there is also a lot we don't. That makes things interesting when we look just how complicated such seemingly simple things like identity, choice, and society can be. Among the topics we'll cover are the following: welfare states and the importance of policy, particularly within Europe and the U.S.; the politics of family, gender, and sexuality; social movement activism; elections and public opinion; and the nature of identity and choice in the political realm, and also in everyday life. Course requirements include regular attendance, participation, and examinations.