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SOC 321E SOCĀ 321E. Economy, Culture, and Society. 3 Hours.

Introduction to sociological research and theories of culture and the economy, with a special focus on gift giving. Study of gift giving behaviors will explore the core issues of sociology: social organization and social structure, social norms, the relationship between individual and society, the nature of economic and noneconomic exchange, reciprocity, obligation, cultural meanings, and power, among others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 321E and 321K (Topic: Economy, Culture, and Society) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.