Sociological analysis of Culture (long seminar without exam)

This course introduces doctoral students to the sociology of culture (understanding social influence on cultural formations) and cultural sociology (understanding cultural influences on social processes). Clas-ses will include both lecture and discussion. Students must complete the readings for each class in ad-vance and be prepared to summarize and discuss them. Lectures will focus on theoretical and conceptual material, while discussions will consider applications of the theoretical material to the students? own re-search interests.