SOC 322G SOC 322G. Politics, Power, and Society. 3 Hours.
Explores the nature and dynamics of political life through classical works in political philosophy, contemporary sociological essays, fiction, and film. Discussion of the relationship between individual rights and state authority; what it means to belong to a group; the nature and dimensions of power and freedom; whether violence is compatible with democracy; and how and when revolutions take place. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 321K (Topic: Politics, Power, and Society) and 322G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.