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SOCI UN3936 Sociology and the Public. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Sociological Imagination (SOCI UN1202) or The Social World (SOCI UN1000) (not required).

This seminar will examine the practice of and-for those interested-allow for some engagement in "public sociology." Public sociology is defined, accurately, on Wikipedia as "a subfield of the wider sociological discipline that emphasizes expanding the disciplinary boundaries of sociology in order to engage with non-academic audiences"; and as a sometimes controversial "movement" that "aims  to revitalize the discipline ... by leveraging its empirical methods and theoretical insights to contribute to debates not just about what is or what has been in society, but about what society might yet be."