Sociology | The Economy, Organizations & Work (3CR)
S210 | 12899 | Smith

2:30PM-3:45PM	TR	GY 126

This is an introductory course to the sociological study of the
capitalist economy and the social processes that comprise the market
system. This course takes a historical perspective and traces the
rise of modern American capitalism from the 19th century to current
day global interactions. We will study historical and contemporary
debates concerning the tensions between morals and markets. Some of
the questions we will contend with include:  What is ethical
consumption? Are there some things in life that lie outside the
market? Does the exchange of money necessarily pollute certain
social relationships?  How are local communities connected to larger
economic networks? How do economic systems shape how we view groups
of people?