Sociology | Social Theory
S340 | 3686 | Kent Redding


These sections COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION & ALSO REQUIRES
REGISTRATION IN COAS W333.
OPEN TO SOCIOLOGY MAJORS ONLY

The course is organized around five theoretical traditions that have
profoundly shaped both modern sociology and, more generally,
contemporary social and political discourse: rational choice,
Durkheimian, Marxian, Weberian, and symbolic interactionist theory.
Our focus will be on the original works of the major theorists, but we
will briefly consider a few contemporary developments within each
tradition.  The course will emphasize ongoing written and oral student
interaction with these social theories.