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SOC 327 (W) Power in Society (1)

This course examines how power is embedded in both the visible structures and institutions of society--particularly those related to politics--and in the less obvious or less visible dynamics of culture, convention, consensus, and discourse. Students are introduced to both classical and contemporary perspectives on power in society, and challenged to critically examine these through a range of specific topics. These can include the nature of political power, state structures and democracy, international political economy and globalization, social movements, citizenship, and social welfare, among others.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: SOC 201, any 100-level Socilogy course, or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternating years
  • Instructor: Strawn