Sep 24, 2022
SOC 420 - Political Sociology
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: Social Justice
Social theories of the state and political power; sociology of political engagement and exclusion; sociology of political divisions around issues such as immigration, globalization, taxation, policing and incarceration, family policy, sustainability, and economic power.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to effectively communicate and engage in educated, open-minded discussions about sociological aspects of important political issues and divisions.
- Students will learn sociological perspectives and research on the distribution of political power, and the role the state and political power in shaping social inequalities and opportunities.
- Students will learn the value and effectiveness of civic and political engagement.
- Students will be able to critically read and interpret sociological theories of the state, civil society, political power, and linkages between politics and other social institutions.
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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