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Fall 2022
Jul 01, 2022
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SOCI 2902 - Sociological Theory
TR 2:00 – 3:15pm 
Walsh 391

This course is an introduction to sociological theory, explanations for what social life is like (empirical arguments) and what social life should be like (normative arguments). The discipline began during a time of incredible social change, in the 19th and early 20th centuries. We will read the “classical” sociological works of Durkheim, Marx, Simmel, and Weber, as well as some contemporary theoretical developments. Our goals are twofold: a) to understand the arguments the authors make, and b) to see how these arguments relate to current issues and events in our own society. During class time, we will be discussing real-life examples and engaging in assignments that relate to the theories; these are meant to inspire you to see how these social theories can be used to explain phenomena that we are familiar with.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sociology Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/RCST Theory and Methods

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