Sociology | Social Theory
S340 | 3777 | Redding
COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION
REQUIRES ENROLLMENT IN COAS W333
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.