More formally, the goal of the course is to provide students with theoretical tools to analyze important questions about power, politics and the state. In learning these tools, we will address issues of inequality, democracy, civic life, markets, globalization, and revolution.
Students who take this course can expect to get out of it:
- A more sophisticated understanding of the way in which power exists, is maintained, and is exercised in society.
- Knowledge of the major questions scholars ask in the field of political sociology.
- The ability to identify the operation of power in new and varied situations, even when that power is hidden.
- The ability to identify how power relationships can be changed.
"Thanks for a great semester. One of the best classes I’ve taken here by far." -Spring 2019 Student