SOCI 340: Power, Politics, and Society

SOCI 340-002: Power, Politics and Society
(Spring 2023)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 317 - Hybrid

Section Information for Spring 2023

The power to maintain or to change our society shapes our lives. Where does that power come from, how does it function, and how can we exercise power? Gain a critical understanding of concepts of relational power, state formation, governance, elites and masses, social classes, the racial state, patriarchy, hegemony and resistance, revolutions, social movements, corporate power, nationalism and citizenship, transnational networks, global capitalism and the world system.

SOCI 340 002 is a hybrid section with online coursework and in-class meetings.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Analyzes how power is defined, attained and sustained in society. Students analyze political power as related to social realities such as democratic elections, class conflict, elite networks, powersharing, protest, and revolution. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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