SOC-417 Contemporary Sociological Theory

This course explores recent and contemporary sociological theories in an effort to help students understand how society functions. It examines the theories of George Simmel, George Herbert Mead, Anthony Giddens, Jrgen Habermas and Pierre Bourdieu, providing students with the opportunity to explore and compare the sociological ideas of these theorists. The course also considers the concept of a shift from modernity to postmodernity in sociological theory in order to provide students with the opportunity to critically examine the thrust of sociological theory in the present day. Students will be expected to critically examine whether/how the theories relate to real-world situations and events.

Advisory: This is an upper-level course. Students should have knowledge equivalent to an introductory sociology course.

Study Methods:

     Online Courses (SOC-417-OL) Oct 2013 Nov 2013 Dec 2013 Jan 2014 Feb 2014 Mar 2014 Apr 2014 May 2014 Jun 2014

Semester Hours: 3

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