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Mark Wine
SOC 366
Seattle Campus

Sociology of Organizations

Introduction to the sociological study of organizations including what organizations are, where they come from, and how they relate to individuals, other organizations, and other institutions of society.

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From NASA to Ninkasi: The Sociology of Organizations. All spheres of life are shaped by organizations. Where you work, study, play, what products you consume, and how you are governed all are based on the activities of organizations. In this class we will take a sociological perspective on a variety of different organizations, including large corporations as well as small ones like Ninkasi Brewing, government entities like NASA, and non-profit organizations like the Gates Foundation. We will study how society shapes the organizations within it, and in turn how these organizations affect people's lives.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mark Wine
Date: 02/28/2014