SOCI 860: Historical and Comparative Sociology

SOCI 860-001: Hist/Comprtive Sociology
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

East Building 134

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Section Information for Fall 2021

Sociologists have always used their historical imagination to reconstruct the past and answer sociological questions. What is capitalism and when did it begin? Why is it now neoliberal and global? How are slavery systems the same and different across time? Why do revolutions happen and how do they actually change societies? How do different religions shape economies? These are just a few of the possible questions explored in historical and comparative sociology. In this class, we start with an exploration of the classic texts in the field. Then we plunge into hands-on historical methods: archival, oral history, census data, and newspaper and content analysis. We will practice these methods, including visiting several archives. Along the way, we will discuss excellent examples of these methods, surveys of developments in the field, and intriguing issues brought up by this field.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Seminar in theory and methods of historical and comparative sociology, primarily for students with background in sociological theory and methods. Examines basic approaches and research data of history and sociology, surveys development of field, and analyzes exemplary studies. Equivalent to SOCI 660.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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