Sociology | Social Theory
S340 | 3642 | Pope


S340 Social Theory  Pope 1:00-2:15 TR   3642
SECTION COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION &
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S340 analyzes some basic statements of sociological theory.
We will consider both classic and contemporary works.

I.                 Welcome and Introduction
II.                 Science and Theory
III.                 Sociological Theory
IV.                  The Big Picture.  Putting It All
Together. A Classic Theorist:
Tocqueville's Theory of Freedom
V.                  Social Psychological Perspectives:
Goffman on Interaction, Role, Self,
and Social Structure
VI.                  Deviance: Conflicting Perspectives
VII.                  Stratification
VIII.                  Religion
IX.                  Interests, Ideology, and
Consciousness
X.                  Alternative Contemporary
Perspectives
XI.                  Social Control: Three Types of
Sanctions
XII.                  End Game:Comparisons, Review,
Summary, and Conclusion


Book:
Alexis de Tocqueville.  Democracy in America, 1956.  Richard
D. Heffner, ed.
Mentor/New American Library.

Readings Packet

Grades will be determined as follows:
Take Home Essay Exam           20%
Take Home Essay Exam           20%
Take Home Essay Exam           20%
Take Home Essay Final          20%
Other                          20%