Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
130 Hospital DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Introduces the major theoretical issues and traditions in sociology, especially as developed in the writings of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. Sociology majors are expected to take this course in their third year.
Human societies exist in time.This course will examine the historical development of a variety of societies from earliest times to the present. Its focus will be on the relation of the West to the rest of the world. The course is particularly intended for social scientists, to make them aware of the historical dimension to human society; but it is open to all.
Despite the frequent predictions of its demise, nationalism continues to thrive in the modern world. Why is that so? What is nationalism, and what are the sources of its appeal? This course will consider leading accounts of the origins, growth, and persistence of nationalism. Topics to be considered are: the nation and national identity; ethnicity and nationalism; empire and the nation-state; gender and nation; globalization and the nation-state. Prerequisites: Six credits of sociology or instructor permission
A seminar focusing on the writings of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and other social theorists. Open to students in related disciplines. Prerequisite: Six credits of sociology or instructor permission; open to advanced undergraduates.
This course considers some of the leading accounts of the origins, growth, and persistence of nationalism. Among other topics to be considered are ethnicity and nationalism; religion and nationalism; gender and nation; empire and nation; multiculturalism and national identity; non-western nationalism; globalization and the nation-state.
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
Independent study with a faculty member.
This course covers selected topics in political sociology and comparative-historical sociology.