SOCI 311: Sociological Theory

SOCI 311-001: Soci Theory
(Fall 2024)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

East Building 201

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Section Information for Fall 2024

This course is a survey of sociological theory, which focuses on the connection between classical and contemporary sociological theory. Readings and class discussions will focus on the major themes of the discipline, with an emphasis on such important concepts as social order, conflict, the transformation of society and the relation between self and society, whether sociology needs a moral imperative, and the role of the public sociologist. SOCI 311 is required of sociology majors and minors and will improve reading, writing and analytical skills by emphasizing the relationship between sociological theory and empirical research. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores sociological tradition through readings and discussions of ideas drawn from writings of selected sociological thinkers from classical to contemporary. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of upper level (300 or 400 level) sociology courses, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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