Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 3190 - Contemporary Sociological Theory


(SBA-AS) (CU-SBY)     
Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

D. Strang.

Introduction to the main ideas and lines of research in contemporary sociology, from the emergence of the field in the American academy to the present. We read the work of seminal theorists and researchers such as Robert Merton, Erving Goffman, James Coleman, Harrison White, and Theda Skocpol. Topics include the development of distinctive lines of argument in areas like the study of the face-to-face group, the modern organization, social movements and social revolutions, inequality, and social mobility. The course considers the relationship between intellectual challenges, techniques of social inquiry, and the social context within which ideas are put forward and take hold.



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