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SOCI311 - Political Sociology

Course Details

Course Code: SOCI311 Course ID: 3697 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Political Sociology examines the broad social bases of politics and identifies how politics and actions by government can influence the fate of nations and their citizens. These influences include, but are not limited to, power and authority, economic policy, equality, forms of political rule, access to the political process, and the roles of political parties.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

By the end of this course students will be able to:

CO1: Explain selected theories of political sociology

CO2: Differentiate among the different components of civil society

CO3: Explain the sources of power and effects of organized interests

CO4: Describe processes of political action

CO5: Describe the ways, in which state manifests itself

CO6: Interpret state policies

CO7: Demonstrate how gender and race matter in politics and society

CO8: Compare different conceptions of globalization

Participation in classroom dialogue on threaded Forums is required. Forums are scheduled weekly and found in the Forums tab in the classroom. Initial Forum posts are due Thursdays, peer responses are due Sundays. Specific instructions and the grading rubric are located on each Forum.

This course includes Assignments. Instructions and specific grading rubrics are found under the Assignments tab in our classroom.

Extra Credit:
Extra credit is not offered in this course.
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.33 %
Week 2 Forum 3.33 %
Week 3 Forum 3.33 %
Week 4 Forum 3.33 %
Week 5 Forum 3.33 %
Week 6 Forum 1 3.33 %
Week 6 Forum 2 3.33 %
Week 7 Forum 3.33 %
Week 8 Forum 3.33 %
Assignments 70.00 %
Assignment 1: Political Power 23.33 %
Assignment 2: Interest Groups 23.33 %
Assignment 3: Journal Article 23.33 %
Book Title: Handbook of Political Sociology-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Janoski, Thomas (Ed.)
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9780521526203
Book Title: Power, Politics, and Society-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Dobratz,
Publication Info: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780205486298

Book Title:Power, Politics, and Society-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis
Unit Cost:$87.46
Book Title:Handbook of Political Sociology-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author:Janoski, Thomas (Ed.)
Unit Cost:$59.11

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.