Training in areas of expertise that are useful in a world increasingly shaped by economic and social forces of a truly global dimension

Cornell University undergraduates who wish to prepare for postgraduate study in professional schools–business, management, or law–or a career in business or nonprofit organizations are encouraged to take courses in economic sociology, new institutionalism, network analysis and organizational studies; all areas of expertise that are useful in a world increasingly shaped by economic and social forces of a truly global dimension.

Economy & Society Courses:

  • SOC 2190: Introduction to Economic Sociology (R. Swedberg)
  • SOC 3950: Advanced Economic Sociology (V. Nee)
  • SOC 4920: Economic Sociology of Entrepreneurship (V. Nee)
  • SOC 2090: Networks D. (Easley & J. Kleinberg)
  • SOC 2230: Culture in Markets and Economies (P. Sanyal)
  • SOC 2560: Sociology of Law (E. Cornwell)
  • SOC 3040: Social Networks and Social Processes (D. Strang)
  • SOC 4330: Seminar in Economy & Society (V. Nee)
  • SOC 4340: Online Social and Information Networks (M. Macy)
  • SOC 4360: Capitalism: Actors, Institutions, Politics and Culture (R. Swedberg)
  • SOC 5400: Organizational Research (D. Strang)
  • SOC 6110: Introduction to Network Theory and Methods (M. Brashears)
  • SOC 6260: Controversies in Economic Sociology (R. Swedberg)
  • SOC 6330: Seminar in Economy & Society (V. Nee)
  • SOC 6380: Culture in Economic Sociology (P. Sanyal)
  • SOC 6490: The New Institutionalism (V. Nee)
  • SOC 6530: The New Institutionalism II: Social Structure, Markets and Actors (V. Nee)

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Please contact us for additional information on the courses offered and how the courses will prepare you for a career in business, finance, and law.

“Economic sociology is a science concerning itself with the interpretive understanding of social economic action and thereby with a causal explanation of its course and consequences.”— Max Weber