Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 3440 - The Corporate Citizen

Fall. 3 credits.

D. Bogusz.

 This course critically examines the complex, and often subtle, relationships between corporations and citizens.  These relationships often structure mutual rights and responsibilities such as in the use of personal data, political lobbying, corporate sponsorships, dispute resolution, and control of news and information that are crucial to democracy.  These relationships also intersect with larger issues of societal importance, such as inequality, racism, gender and sexuality, the environment, consumerism, and labor rights, among myriad others.  The main goal of this course is to enhance your understanding of some of these issues in corporate-citizen relationships.  We begin with a review of historical and contemporary studies.  Through individual and group exercises, you will become acutely aware of how these issues and relationships intersect in everyday life.  You will then develop an original case study involving a particular issue and corporation of your choice and engage with stakeholders in the wider community.  Finally you will assess your newfound understanding of, and engagement with, corporations and fellow citizens.

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