Sociology Courses - New in the Spring Semester 2008
There are some brand new courses in the Department of Sociology for the spring semester you should know about!
*SOCI V3281y American Society* 3 pts. /T. DiPrete
This course addresses the character of inequality, religion, family, and immigration in contemporary America from a comparative perspective. Our goal is to better understand the nature of American distinctiveness within the broader industrialized world. Through such comparisons, the course will also clarify the potential role that social science evidence can play in policy debates around these issues.
TR 10:35-11:50 a.m.
*SOCI W3322y Sociology of Emotions* 3 pts. /N. Yanay
During the past decades, sociologists have been studying, theoretically and empirically, emotions and their social, cultural, and political significance. This course introduces students to the major sociological and anthropological theories of emotions (evolutionary, phenomenological, interactionist, constructionist and discursive). It will focus on different social spheres of emotions, such as fear, anger, hate, love, shame and loneliness, as well as on the relations between emotions - conciliatory and antagonistic. We will also explore the role that emotions play in constructing collective identities and identifications.
MW 10:35-11:50 a.m.
*SOCI W3900y Societal Adaptations to Terrorism* 3 pts. /S. Spilerman
Examines how countries have adjusted to the threat of terrorism. How the adaptation reflects the pattern of terrorist attacks, as well as structural and cultural features of the society. Adaptations by individuals, families, and organizational actors. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
W 2:10-4:00 p.m.