Sociology of Organization and Disorganization

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Graduate Course

Soc of Organiz Disorganization

Spring 2020

Taught By: Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Section: A

CRN: 6819

Credits: 3

A central aim of sociology is to track the relationship between order and disorder, organization and chaos, normal time and emergencies. Organizations and institutions as small as the family and as large as the state experience moments of organization and experience manifold moments of breakdown, where the internal and external boundaries of the designated group dissolve. This course explores both the qualities and structures of organization (social, professional, military) and the phases and modes of organizational breakdowns. It approaches the latter via an analysis of specific standoffs, accidents, mistakes, miscommunications, conflicts, violent encounters, and social deviance.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:57am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 901

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020