This course involves the study of the development of sociological thought and perspectives through the examination of the ideas of classical and contemporary theorists; these may include Marx, Durkheim, Du Bois, Martineau, Parsons, Gramsci, or Lukacs among others. Substantive theories of social organization are examined.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology, SOCI1301.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Develop a deep understanding of the most important social theorists and social theories.
- Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on societies globally.
- Define the differences between the two macro-sociological paradigms, structuralfunctionalist and social-conflict.
- Recognize the continuing importance of ascriptive factors, including gender, ancestry, race and ethnicity as well as an individual's social class (income or wealth) in determining social issues in the United States and Globally.
- Strengthen your reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
- Develop a deeper understanding of contemporary social life.