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Fall 2022 Sociology GR6049 section 001
Historical Approaches in the Social Scie
Historical Aprchs Scl Scn

Call Number 15095
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Andreas Wimmer
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course introduces students to historical approaches in sociology and political science (and some economics). In the first part, the course surveys the major theoretical approaches and methodological traditions. Examples of the former are classic comparativist work (e.g. Skocpol’s study of revolutions), historist approaches (such as Sewell’s), or the historical institutionalist tradition (Mahoney, Thelen, Wimmer, etc.). In terms of methodological approaches, we will discuss classical Millean small-N comparisons, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, process tracing, actor-centered modeling, quantitative, large-N works, and causal inference type of research designs. In the second part, major topics in macro-comparative social sciences are examined, from world systems and empire to the origins of democracy.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 2 students (20 max) as of 5:03PM Thursday, August 11, 2022
Subject Sociology
Number GR6049
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223SOCI6049G001

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