2018-2019 Catalog

SOC 290 Economic Sociology

This course is an introduction to sociological analyses of the economy, economic processes, and economic institutions. The central focus is to understand how beliefs, norms, cultures, social relations, and institutions shape our economic lives. We will also explore how the theoretical and methodological approaches of sociology differ from those orienting the discipline of economics, as well as what is at stake in these differences. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the key approaches in economic sociology, and will be able to use a sociological lens to examine the economy.


4 units


SOC 101