SOC351 Political Sociology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
SOC351 Political Sociology 3 0 6 TUE 9:00-11:00; THU 9:00-10:00
Prerequisite Junior Standing It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Muhidin Mulalic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-13:00
Wednesday:
9:00-13:00
B F2.24 - 033 957 236
E-mail mmulalic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course aims to provide to political sciences students solid knowledge on sociological aspects of key political subjects such as power, ideology, identity politics, political representation, sovereignty, national identity, civil society, social movements, security and globalization.
Textbook 1) Michael S. Drake. Political Sociology for a Globalizing World. (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2010); 2) Betty A. Dobratz, et.al., Power, Politics and Society: An Introduction to Political Sociology. (London and New York: Routledge, 2016); 3) Thomas Janoski et. al. The Handbook of Political Sociology: States, Civil Societies and Globalization. (Cambridge: University Press, 2005).
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate understanding of political sociology and socio-political transformations
  2. use sociological knowledge to assess power, authority, sovereignty and governance
  3. differentiate sociological and political conceptualization of various political issues and concepts
  4. recognize the significance of national identity, citizenship, civil society and social movements in shaping real politics
  5. evaluate present-day global and security challenges from sociological perspective
  6. research political subjects within socio-cultural contexts
Teaching Methods This course will follow; class discussions, assignments, face to face interaction and readings as teaching methods.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the Course
Week 2 Political Sociology and Social Transformation Drake, 1-22
Week 3 Theorizing the Conception of Power Drake, 25-48; Dobratz,1-34
Week 4 Identity Politics and Politics of Representation Drake, 52-64
Week 5 Sovereignty and the State Drake, 70-92; Dobratz, 36-67
Week 6 Citizens, Nations and Nationalisms Drake, 95-113
Week 7 MIDTERM EXAM AND ITS PREPARATION
Week 8 The Civil Society Drake, 116-121
Week 9 Sociology of the Public Sphere Drake, 122-132; Doboratz, 189-222
Week 10 Politics of Social Movements Drake, 134-154; Doboratz, 269-298
Week 11 Security and Risk Society Drake, 156-170
Week 12 Globalization and Cosmopolitanisms Drake, 173-186; Doboratz, 344-378
Week 13 War, Terror and Security Drake, 190-205; Doboratz, 303-339
Week 14 Political Sociology: Challenges and Prospects in the Balkans Assigned Readings
Week 15 COURSE REVISION AND FINAL EXAM PREPARATION
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5,6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 2 20 2,5,6
Mid-term Exam 1 20 1,2,3,4
Presentation 1 10 2,5,6
Participation 10 5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm Exam 17 1 17
Quizzes 3 2 6 Final Exam 23 1 23
Participation 2 7 14 Presentation 10 2 20
Home Study 2 14 28
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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