SOC 303 Sociological Theory

This course is intended to serve as a survey of classical and contemporary theories in sociology. We will begin by exploring classical sociological theories vital to the founding of the discipline such as those by Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and W.E.B. DuBois. We will also explore contemporary social theories that have informed important research studies and influenced our knowledge of social life in the areas of culture, technology, race, gender, politics, and social interaction. This class will draw from a combination of primary and secondary sources and require a significant amount of reading, reflection, and class participation.




SOC 110 or ANT 110 or permission of the instructor.