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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Contemp. Sociological Theory
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002

Ken, Eglitis
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SOC 2104 - Contemporary Sociological Theory
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A systematic evaluation of the work of selected social theorists of the post–World War II era. Emphasis on application of theoretical concepts to matters of present-day concern.
As a result of thoroughly preparing for and participating in this course, students should • emerge with a multi-faceted understanding of the current social, economic, and political context, • gain exposure to many influential social thinkers of the time, • gain experience talking about, listening to, and analyzing social ideas in group and individual settings, • gain experience explaining, synthesizing, and critiquing social ideas in writing, • feel (more) confident about reading complicated social ideas once the course is over, • have a solid grasp on different frameworks that will help them analyze current events and life situations, • analyze and evaluate complex information, • understand and analyze scholarly literature and argument, particularly with respect to theoretical orientation and sources of support, • formulate a logical argument based on that analysis, and • be able to strike up a conversation about social theory while at the bar.
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CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 6
Gen Ed: Social Science
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

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