SOC-S 340 SOCIAL THEORY (3 CR.)
Sociological theory, with focus on content, form, and historical development. Relationships among theories, data, and sociological explanation.
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|LEC||3||8611||Open||5:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m.||T||PY 226||Rojas F
Regular Academic Session / In Person
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- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inq
- Above class open to undergraduates only
- COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
This course has two goals: introducing students to social theory and improving your writing skills. What is social theory? A social theory is an attempt to explain some kind of social fact. For example, why did the industrial revolution happen? Why is the United States the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world? Why do African-Americans consistently make less money than whites? Answers to these kinds of questions are called Asocial theories. This course is also writing intensive. My other goal is to help you develop critical thinking skills and express yourself in words. Therefore, there will be frequent writing assignments. This course is not for the meek. I expect students to work through some hard tests and to write a lot. What's the pay-off? You will have skills that you will use the rest of your life. Even if you cannot remember what Max Weber said about religion, you will be able to ask big questions about the social world and write clearly.