Sociology Program III. Concentration in Markets and Society

Sociology Program III. 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.
 
Students in the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 With DUS approval, the following changes to the concentration in markets and society may be fulfilled by students who declared their major under previous requirements.
 
Students in the Class of 2022 and subsequent classes The changes to the concentration in markets and society 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 economicsociology.
4. At least one intermediate or advanced course in microeconomics (e.g., ECON 121 or 125).
5. The senior requirement, integrating sociology with business, markets, or economic behavior.
 
  1. Sociology department, with approval from the director of undergraduate studies. A maximum of two courses taken Credit/D/Fail may count toward the requirements of the major.
  2. Two courses in sociological methods, one in network analysis (e.g., SOCY 167, Social Networks and Society) and another in statistics (e.g., SOCY 162, Methods in Quantitative Analysis).
  3. SOCY 321, Sociology of Markets. A different seminar may fulfill this requirement with approval from the director of undergraduate studies.
  4. One other intermediate or advanced course in economic sociology. Suitable courses include SOCY 219, Economic Sociology; SOCY 318, Debates over Capitalism; SOCY 348, Consumption and Chinese Popular Culture; and SOCY 395, Wealth and Poverty in Modern China. An intermediate or advanced course in economic anthropology (e.g., ANTH 346, Anthropological Approaches to Capitalism) or a course in economic history or behavioral economics may fulfill this requirement with approval from the director of undergraduate studies.
  5. At least one intermediate or advanced course in microeconomics (e.g., ECON 121 or 125).

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.