Fall 2023 Sociology GR6049 section 001

Historical Approaches in the Social Scie

Historical Aprchs Scl Scn

Call Number 10462
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
509 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Andreas Wimmer
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 12 students (15 max) as of 5:05PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Subject Sociology
Number GR6049
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To GSAS
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SOCI6049G001