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Fall 2020  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (31558)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (30 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Political sociology is concerned with the social bases of power and the social consequences of the organization of power, especially how power operates in relationship to various forms of inequality and different institutions. We will explore political socialization, electoral politics and voting, social movements, the media and framing, and politics of inequality, poverty, and welfare. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times. Click on this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?broad001+SOC3301W+Fall2020
Class Description:
Politics and society go together like a horse and carriage, but its hard to tell which is the horse and which the carriage! This course approaches politics from the standpoint of society. Accordingly, it does not focus on the details of the formal political institutions such as voting, legislatures or the presidency. Rather, it focuses on how issues develop in society and push politics. Society is divided by social and cultural categories such as race, class, gender, age, education, religion, associational membership, wealth and relationship to the environment. These categories, equal or unequal, exploitative or cooperative, and so forth, determine the allocation of "goods" and "bads" in society, and therefore many political dynamics. In addition, people and groups have different levels of social capital (connections) and cultural capital (for instance, levels of education and tastes about music, theater, literature, news, sports and alcohol). These different factors help create ideological values such as group and nationalist beliefs. They bear upon how individuals and groups think about the issues that face them and how they do or do not translate these into political issues demanding governmental action. These social factors interact with the type of local and national regime and its placement in global systems to channel conflicts and outcomes. Depending on the openness of the regime, popular pressures can lead to peaceful democratic change, open protests, or revolution.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Anyone interested in the social aspects of politics
Learning Objectives:
To write a paper about the social aspects of politics
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
18% Written Homework
2% Class Participation
Exam Format:
short essay, T/F, multiple choice
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
5 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: This is a writing intensive (W) course. It requires that you develop your term paper in four stages, each of which is submitted for feedback and improvement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/31558/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 November 2019

Spring 2020  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (65570)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
Enrollment Status:
Open (42 of 58 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Political sociology is concerned with the social bases of power and the social consequences of the organization of power, especially how power operates in relationship to various forms of inequality and different institutions. We will explore political socialization, electoral politics and voting, social movements, the media and framing, and politics of inequality, poverty, and welfare. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?broad001+SOC3301W+Spring2020
Class Description:
Politics and society go together like a horse and carriage, but its hard to tell which is the horse and which the carriage! This course approaches politics from the standpoint of society. Accordingly, it does not focus on the details of the formal political institutions such as voting, legislatures or the presidency. Rather, it focuses on how issues develop in society and push politics. Society is divided by social and cultural categories such as race, class, gender, age, education, religion, associational membership, wealth and relationship to the environment. These categories, equal or unequal, exploitative or cooperative, and so forth, determine the allocation of "goods" and "bads" in society, and therefore many political dynamics. In addition, people and groups have different levels of social capital (connections) and cultural capital (for instance, levels of education and tastes about music, theater, literature, news, sports and alcohol). These different factors help create ideological values such as group and nationalist beliefs. They bear upon how individuals and groups think about the issues that face them and how they do or do not translate these into political issues demanding governmental action. These social factors interact with the type of local and national regime and its placement in global systems to channel conflicts and outcomes. Depending on the openness of the regime, popular pressures can lead to peaceful democratic change, open protests, or revolution.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Anyone interested in the social aspects of politics
Learning Objectives:
To write a paper about the social aspects of politics
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
18% Written Homework
2% Class Participation
Exam Format:
short essay, T/F, multiple choice
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
5 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: This is a writing intensive (W) course. It requires that you develop your term paper in four stages, each of which is submitted for feedback and improvement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65570/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 November 2019

Spring 2018  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (66988)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 235
Enrollment Status:
Open (34 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Political sociology is concerned with the social bases of power and the social consequences of the organization of power, especially how power operates in relationship to various forms of inequality and different institutions. We will explore political socialization, electoral politics and voting, social movements, the media and framing, and politics of inequality, poverty, and welfare. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?broad001+SOC3301W+Spring2018
Class Description:
Politics and society go together like a horse and carriage, but its hard to tell which is the horse and which the carriage! This course approaches politics from the standpoint of society. Accordingly, it does not focus on the details of the formal political institutions such as voting, legislatures or the presidency. Rather, it focuses on how society organizes around and pushes political questions. For instance, society is divided by social categories such as race, class, gender, age, education, religion, associational membership, wealth. The systemic relations among these categories, equal or unequal, exploitative or cooperative, and so forth, determine the allocation of "goods" and "bads" in society, and therefore many political dynamics. In addition, people and groups have different levels of social capital (connections) and cultural capital (for instance, levels of education and tastes about music, theater, literature, news, sports and alcohol). These different factors help create ideological values such as group and nationalist beliefs. They bear upon how individuals and groups think about the issues that face them and how they do or do not translate these into political issues demanding governmental action. These social factors interact with the type of local and national regime and its placement in global systems to channel conflicts and outcomes. Depending on the openness of the regime, popular pressures can lead to peaceful democratic change, open protests, or revolution.
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
18% Written Homework
2% Class Participation
Exam Format:
short essay, T/F, multiple choice
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
5 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: This is a writing intensive (W) course. It requires that you develop your term paper in four stages, each of which is submitted for feedback and improvement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66988/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 February 2016

Fall 2016  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (18314)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 215
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Political sociology is concerned with the social bases of power and the social consequences of the organization of power, especially how power operates in relationship to various forms of inequality and different institutions. We will explore political socialization, electoral politics and voting, social movements, the media and framing, and politics of inequality, poverty, and welfare. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?broad001+SOC3301W+Fall2016
Class Description:
Politics and society go together like a horse and carriage, but its hard to tell which is the horse and which the carriage! This course approaches politics from the standpoint of society. Accordingly, it does not focus on the details of the formal political institutions such as voting, legislatures or the presidency. Rather, it focuses on how society organizes around and pushes political questions. For instance, society is divided by social categories such as race, class, gender, age, education, religion, associational membership, wealth. The systemic relations among these categories, equal or unequal, exploitative or cooperative, and so forth, determine the allocation of "goods" and "bads" in society, and therefore many political dynamics. In addition, people and groups have different levels of social capital (connections) and cultural capital (for instance, levels of education and tastes about music, theater, literature, news, sports and alcohol). These different factors help create ideological values such as group and nationalist beliefs. They bear upon how individuals and groups think about the issues that face them and how they do or do not translate these into political issues demanding governmental action. These social factors interact with the type of local and national regime and its placement in global systems to channel conflicts and outcomes. Depending on the openness of the regime, popular pressures can lead to peaceful democratic change, open protests, or revolution.
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
18% Written Homework
2% Class Participation
Exam Format:
short essay, T/F, multiple choice
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
5 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: This is a writing intensive (W) course. It requires that you develop your term paper in four stages, each of which is submitted for feedback and improvement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/18314/1169
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 February 2016

Fall 2015  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (34551)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 155
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ideas of citizenship. Relationship between politics and society. Public sphere, civil society. Research practicum volunteering at policy-relevant site using participant observation methods. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?broad001+SOC3301W+Fall2015
Class Description:
Politics and society go together like a horse and carriage, but its hard to tell which is the horse and which the carriage! This course approaches politics from the standpoint of society. Accordingly, it does not focus on the details of the formal political institutions such as voting, legislatures or the presidency. Rather, it focuses on how society organizes around and pushes political questions. For instance, society is divided by social categories such as race, class, gender, age, education, religion, associational membership, wealth. The systemic relations among these categories, equal or unequal, exploitative or cooperative, and so forth, determine the allocation of "goods" and "bads" in society, and therefore many political dynamics. In addition, people and groups have different levels of social capital (connections) and cultural capital (for instance, levels of education and tastes about music, theater, literature, news, sports and alcohol). These different factors help create ideological values such as group and nationalist beliefs. They bear upon how individuals and groups think about the issues that face them and how they do or do not translate these into political issues demanding governmental action. These social factors interact with the type of local and national regime and its placement in global systems to channel conflicts and outcomes. Depending on the openness of the regime, popular pressures can lead to peaceful democratic change, open protests, or revolution. The course explores these issues from the perspective of three case studies: one case of severe ethnic conflicts in a giant democracy (India), one case of revolution against dictatorship (the Arab Spring) -- and within that, the role of the internet communications in popular mobilization and what it presages for the future--, and one case about welfare politics in a conservative capitalist democracy (the US--the politics of the recent Affordable Care Act).
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
18% Written Homework
2% Class Participation
Exam Format:
essay
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
5 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: This is a writing intensive (W) course. It requires that you develop your term paper in four stages, each of which is submitted for feedback and improvement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34551/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 July 2013

Spring 2015  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (69154)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 145
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ideas of citizenship. Relationship between politics and society. Public sphere, civil society. Research practicum volunteering at policy-relevant site using participant observation methods. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Description:
Political sociology is concerned with the social bases of power and the social consequences of the organization of power, especially how power operates in relationship to various forms of inequality and different institutions. We will explore a wide range of topics in political sociology, beginning with an analysis of different theories of power and of the state. We will then explore electoral politics and voting, social movements, the media and framing, and the politics of inequality, poverty, and welfare. The final part of the course will address the politics of crime and punishment, environmental politics, the politics of gender and sexuality, war, peace, and terrorism, and alternative possible futures. Many of the readings and lectures concern different perspectives on power, the state, political parties, and political change and the focus will be on the United States, although we will also address political issues in other parts of the globe.
Grading:
70% Reports/Papers
30% Quizzes Other Grading Information: The 4-5 page research proposal will be 20% of the final grade. The two drafts of the 12-15 pages research paper constitute 60% of the final grade. The reaction paper and leadership of class discussion count for 20% of the final grade.
Class Format:
20% Lecture
10% Film/Video
50% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
5% Student Presentations
5% Service Learning
Workload:
40-50 Pages Reading Per Week
16-20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
2 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: Students will write a research proposal (4-5 pages) and two drafts of a 12-15 page paper based on community service learning or library research.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/69154/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 November 2014

Fall 2013  |  SOC 3301W Section 001: Politics and Society (30942)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 425
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Ideas of citizenship. Relationship between politics and society. Public sphere, civil society. Research practicum volunteering at policy-relevant site using participant observation methods.
Class Description:
Politics and society go together like a horse and carriage, but its hard to tell which is the horse and which the carriage! This course approaches politics from the standpoint of society. Accordingly, it does not focus on the details of the formal political institutions such as voting, legislatures or the presidency. Rather, it focuses on how society organizes around and pushes political questions. For instance, society is divided by social categories such as race, class, gender, age, education, religion, associational membership, wealth. The systemic relations among these categories, equal or unequal, exploitative or cooperative, and so forth, determine the allocation of "goods" and "bads" in society, and therefore many political dynamics. In addition, people and groups have different levels of social capital (connections) and cultural capital (for instance, levels of education and tastes about music, theater, literature, news, sports and alcohol). These different factors help create ideological values such as group and nationalist beliefs. They bear upon how individuals and groups think about the issues that face them and how they do or do not translate these into political issues demanding governmental action. These social factors interact with the type of local and national regime and its placement in global systems to channel conflicts and outcomes. Depending on the openness of the regime, popular pressures can lead to peaceful democratic change, open protests, or revolution. The course explores these issues from the perspective of three case studies: one case of severe ethnic conflicts in a giant democracy (India), one case of revolution against dictatorship (the Arab Spring) -- and within that, the role of the internet communications in popular mobilization and what it presages for the future--, and one case about welfare politics in a conservative capitalist democracy (the US--the politics of the recent Affordable Care Act).
Grading:
15% Midterm Exam
15% Final Exam
45% Reports/Papers
5% Quizzes
18% Written Homework
2% Class Participation
Exam Format:
essay
Class Format:
60% Lecture
40% Discussion
Workload:
30 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
5 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: This is a writing intensive (W) course. It requires that you develop your term paper in four stages, each of which is submitted for feedback and improvement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/30942/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 July 2013

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