SOC 560 - Power, History, and Social Change
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course provides a graduate-level introduction to historical and political sociology, the two fields encompassed by the “Power, History, and Social Change” (PHSC) area of the Sociology Department at the University of Michigan. The first part of the course deals with foundational issues such as the logic of socio-historical inquiry and the nature of politics, the state, and state-society relations. The texts we will consider in this part are largely methodological and theoretical. In the second part of the course, we will turn to a number of concrete studies of political power that take a historical approach, both in the sense that they cover a range of time periods and in the sense that they address processes of change and persistence over time. Themes considered in this part of the course include state formation, capitalism, democracy and authoritarianism, empire and nationalism, race, class, and contentious politics.


SOC 560 - Power, History, and Social Change
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
9Graduate Standing
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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