Concentration in Markets and Society

Students in the markets and society concentration gain a broad understanding of markets and their relationship to social networks, religion, the state, and culture. Students explore the field of economic sociology, develop insights into market logics and economic outcomes, and develop skills in network analysis.

Requirements for the concentration are:

1. Thirteen term courses in sociology (including the prerequisite and senior colloquium). At least one must be an introductory Sociology course or a substitute approved by the DUS, but no more than two introductory courses in any department or program may count toward the total. Up to four courses may be drawn from outside the Sociology department, with approval from the DUS.

2. SOCY 160 and one theory course (SOCY 151 or 152).

3. SOCY 321 and one additional intermediate or advanced course in economic sociology.

4. At least one intermediate or advanced course in microeconomics (e.g., ECON 121 or 125).

5. A one- or two- term senior essay integrating sociology with business, markets, or economic behavior. Students in the intensive major write a two-term senior essay and attend the yearlong biweekly colloquium (SOCY 493, 494). Students in the nonintensive major take one additional 300-level seminar in Sociology and write a one-term senior essay in SOCY 491.