SOCI-202-01 Sociological Theory
Fall for 2010-2011
Lecture 10:15 am - 11:30 am WF Intercultural Center 116
Sep 01, 2010 - Dec 09, 2010
This course is restricted to sociology majors and minors, or requires permission of the instructor.
Scope of Course
Sociological Theory aims to deepen our understanding of the wide range of different classical and contemporary sociological theories. We examine the contributions of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber alongside less well-known founders of social theory, as well as outline continuities and contrasts in relatively recent contemporary sociological theories. For example, we see how symbolic interaction, exchange theory, and feminist theory enrich current theoretical concerns, and trace national and international complexities in theorizing by focusing on theories of race, ethnicity, nationalism, and world-systems.
Peter Kivisto. 2011. Social Theory: Roots and Branches, 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
20% Midterm exam
20% Final exam
20% Class reports (oral and written)
40% Class participation
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Fall '10: Hall, C Margaret (file download)
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