SOAN 325 Social Life of Policy
Content: What is policy? How can it be studied anthropologically and sociologically? Course examines policy as a sociocultural and historical phenomenon. Considers how policy develops new forms of governance, conceptualizes and shapes social boundaries and subjectivity, and regulates relationships of power. Topics may include trade, education, reproductive, soft power, economic, and human rights policy.
Prerequisites: SOAN 100 or 110 and two 200-level SOAN classes.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.