Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 278                                    
Course Title: Political Sociology
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course analyzes the sources of power in society, the goals of elites and ruling classes, the attitudes of people toward authority, the impact of political decisions on everyday life, why voters support certain candidates and feel strongly about certain issues, whether polls measure or shape public opinion, why political violence occurs, and how new technologies will influence the future balance of democratic vs. dictatorial tendencies.

Prerequisite: ENG 101. In addition: GOV 101 or SOC 101.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   GOV 278 , POL 278
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: