Subject: Sociology
Credit units: 3
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Sociology


This course provides an advanced overview of the sociological study of surveillance, raising questions about (in)security, civil liberties, production, and privacy. Starting from the move beyond the explanations of “Big Brother” and the Panopticon, this course looks to contemporary theories and case studies to understand how surveillance is shaping culture and power relations in society.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units SOC courses including SOC 214, or permission of the instructor.
Note: This course has overlapping content with SOC 800. Students may not obtain credit for both courses. Please also note that students with credit for SOC 400 may not receive credit for this course.

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