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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Sociology

SOC 435 (W) Group Dynamics and Organizational Culture (1)

In this course, we will focus on how people figure out, establish, and maintain the rules that make interactions in a variety of settings predictable. We will also spend considerable time on the methods sociologists employ in studying different settings. The readings cover the dramaturgical perspective espoused by Goffman and others, structural arguments and ethnomethodological explanations of how we make sense of the many social worlds we inhabit.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: SOC 302 and SOC 303

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff