PART I: CONCEPTUAL INTRODUCTION
Topic 1 - Week 1: What is Sociology?
Wednesday September 6: Lecture: Introduction
Friday September 8: Seminar: What is Sociology?
Giddens, Anthony. 2006. Sociology. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 4-8.
Wright Mills, C. 1959. The Sociological Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-18.
Brym, Robert and John Lie. 2006. Sociology. Belmont: Thomson, pp. 2-3, 5-7.
Topic 2 - Week 2: What is Comparative Sociology?
Wednesday September 13: Lecture: What is Comparative Sociology?
Friday September 15: Seminar: Debate on the ¿sociological imagination¿
Teune, Henry. 2014. ¿Comparing Societies around the World¿. Pp. 3-11 in Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology, edited by Masamichi Sasaki, Jack A. Goldstone, Ekkart Zimmermann and Stephen K. Sanderson. Leiden: Brill.
Ragin, Charles. 1982. ¿Comparative Sociology and the Comparative Methods¿. Pp. 102-121 in Comparative Sociological Research in the 1960s and 1970s, edited by J. Michael Armer and Robert Mortimer Marsh. Leiden: Brill, pp. 102-107.
Prezeworksi, Adam and Hentry Teune. 1970. The Logic of Comparative Social Inquiry. Malabar: Krieger Publishing Company, pp. 31-39.
Dogan, Mattei. ¿Strategies in Comparative Sociology¿. Pp. 13-45 in New Frontiers in Comparative Sociology, edited by Masamichi Sasaki.
Rezaev, Andrey, Valentin S. Starikov and Natalia D. Tregubova. 2015. ¿Comparative Sociology as an Inquiry and as a Teaching Discipline: An Attempt of Comparative Analysis¿, Comparative Sociology, 14, 143-175.
Topic 3 - Week 3: Theoretical Approaches in Sociology and Comparative Sociology
Wednesday September 20: Lecture: Major Theoretical Approaches in Comparative Sociology
Friday September 22: Seminar: Debate on the theoretical approaches of sociology
Jones, Pip. 2003. ¿An Introduction to Sociological Theories,¿ in Introducing Social Theory. London: Polity, pp. 1-22.
Brym, Robert and John Lie. 2006. Sociology. Belmont: Thomson, pp. 13-18.
Apter, David E. 2005. ¿Comparative Sociology: Some Paradigms and Their Moments.¿ Pp. 103-125 in The SAGE Handbook of Sociology, edited by Craig Calhoun, Chris Rojek, and Bryan S. Turner. London: SAGE.
Collins, Randall. 1985. Three Sociological Traditions. New York: Oxford University Press.
Giddens, Anthony. 2006. Sociology. Cambridge: Polity Press. Chapter 4.
Topic 4 - Week 4: The Practice of Sociology
Wednesday September 27: Lecture: Analytical Strategies and Data in Sociology
Friday September 29: Seminar: Research Design in Sociology
Brym, Robert, John Lie and Steven Rytina. 2010. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. Nelson. Chapter 2.
Giddens, Anthony. 2006. Sociology. Cambridge: Polity, Chapter 2.
PART II: DEMOGRAPHY AND MIGRATION
Topic 5 - Week 5: Comparative Demography
Wednesday October 4: Lecture: Comparative Demography
Friday October 6: Seminar: Data Sources for the Essays
Poston, Dudley ant Leon F. Bouvier. 2010. Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography. Cambridge University Press, pp. 265-266, 271-281.
Fahey, Tony. 2011. ¿Population¿. Pp. 418-432 in Handbook of European Societies: Social Transformations in the 21st Century, edited by Stefan Imerfall and Göran Therborn. Springer.
Kudo, Shogo et al. 2015. ¿Population Aging: An Emerging Research Agenda for Sustainable Development.¿ Social Sciences, 4, 940-966.
Topic 6 - Weeks 6 and 7: International Migration
Wednesday October 11: Lecture: International Migration
Wednesday October 13: Holiday
Wednesday October 18: Mid-term Exam
Friday October 20: Seminar: Figures and Data Analysis
Poston, Dudley and Leon F. Bouvier. 2010. Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 166-177.
Mau, Steffe and Roland Verwiebe. 2010. European Societies: Mapping Structure and Change. Bristol: Policy Press. Pp. 115-131.
Eich-Krohm. 2013. ¿Twenty-first Century Trends in Highly Skilled Migration¿ in pp. 153-167 in Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, edited by Steven Gold and Stephanie J. Iawyn. Routledge.
Lucassen, Jan and Leo Lucassen. 2013. ¿European Migration History¿ in pp. 52-64 in Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, edited by Steven Gold and Stephanie J. Iawyn. Routledge.
PART III: CORE SOCIAL DIVIDES
Topic 7 - Week 8: Social Class ¿ Concept and Class Structure
Wednesday October 25: Lecture: Social Class Inequalities
Friday October 27: Seminar: Debate on social class inequalities
Rose, David and Eric Harrison. 2007. ¿The European Socio-Economic Classification: A New Social Class Schema for Comparative European Research¿, European Societies, 9, 459-490.
Topic 8 - Week 9: Race and Ethnicity
Wednesday November 1: Holiday
Friday November 3: Lecture: Race and Ethnicity in US and France
Wacquant, Loic. 2007. Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality. London: Policy. Pp. 229-233, 145-162, 169-185.
Topic 9 - Week 10: Gender Inequalities
Wednesday November 8: Lecture: Gender Inequalities
Friday November 10: Seminar: Debate on gender inequalities; Introduction to academic writing.
Esping-Andersen, Gosta. 2009. The Incomplete Revolution: Adapting to Women¿s New Roles. Polity Press. Chapters 1 and 2.
Kimmel, Michael. 2001. The Gendered Society. London: Oxford University Press.
PART IV: INTEGRATIVE STRUCTURES, CULTURE AND SYMBOLS
Topic 10 - Week 11: Family Structures
Wednesday November 15: Lecture: Comparative Sociology of the Family
Friday November 17: Seminar: Debate on Family Structures
Saraceno, Chiara. 2008. ¿Patterns of Family Living in the Enlarged EU¿. Pp. 47-73 in Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union, edited by Jens Alber, Tony Fahey and Chiara Saraceno. Routledge.
Crouch, Colin. 1999. Social Change in Western Europe. Oxford University Press. p. 199-231.
Mau, Steffe and Roland Verwiebe. 2010. European Societies: Mapping Structure and Change. Bristol: Policy Press. Pp. 103-114.
Topic 11 - Week 12: Social Value Change
Wednesday November 22: Lecture: Social Values in Comparative Perspective
Friday November 24: Seminar: Debate n Social Values
Inglehart, Ronald and Christian Welzel. 2005. Modernization, Cultural Change and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 22-25, 37-38, and 115-134.
Welzel, Christian. 2013. Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Topic 12 - Week 13: Education
Wednesday November 29: Lecture: Education Expansion in Comparative Perspective Friday December 1: Seminar: Review
Müller, Walter and Irena Kogan. 2010. ¿Education¿. Pp. 246-282 in Handbook of European Societies, edited by Stefan Immerfall and Göran Therborn. Springer
Mau, Steffe and Roland Verwiebe. 2010. European Societies: Mapping Structure and Change. Bristol: Policy Press. Pp. 173-193.