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, Jürgen 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.
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