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Spring 2017-2018
* SOC 345 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Money, Work, and Social Life

Frederick Wherry

This course examines how economic life unfolds in labor markets, corporations, retail space, households, and in intimate relationships. The course hones in on how gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity matter in markets as well as the effect of social relationships and culture on economic action. Treating the economy as if it is another branch of social life, like religion, community, and education, enables a fresh analysis of inequality with surprising results.

Sample reading list:
Nina Bandelj, Frederick F. Wherry and Viviana Zelizer, Money Talks: How Money Really Works
Shelley Correll, J. Stephen Bernard, and In Paik, Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?
Mark Granovetter, Getting a Job
Alejandro Portes, Economic Sociology: A Systematic Inquiry
Allison Pugh, Consumption as Care and Belonging
Kevin Stainback and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Documenting Desegregation:

Reading/Writing assignments:
One term paper: 8-10 pages

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Take Home Final Exam - 35%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40730 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   McCosh Hall   46   Enrolled:88 Limit:130
44224 P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:14 Limit:15 Closed
44225 P02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T   McCosh Hall   26   Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed
44226 P03 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm T   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:13 Limit:15 Closed
44227 P04 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm T   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
44228 P05 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am W   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
44229 P06 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:11 Limit:15 Closed
44230 P07 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed
44231 P08 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
43455 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled