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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

SOC 4310 - Sociology of Compassion: Inequality and the Social Heart

This course will focus on compassion as a cultural practice with political implications. What are the roots of solidarity across social inequalities, occupational groups and political cultures? When does compassion simply stop at feeling, when does it produce individual action, and when might it turn into social change? The course culminates in an analysis of how compassion intersects with social justice and notions of deserving and need. Prerequisite: six credits of Sociology or permission of instructor

Credits: 3