SOCI 412: Contemporary Sociological Theory

SOCI 412-001: Contemporary Soci Theory
(Spring 2022)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Innovation Hall 204

Section Information for Spring 2022

Contemporary social theory encompasses a wide variety of approaches to thinking analytically, and critically, about our social world. This course is designed to introduce students to some of the ideas and projects that have been formative in the development of social theory in this period, to enhance students' skills in reading and analyzing primary texts, and to encourage students to use this material to reflect on contemporary social reality.  Topics covered include capitalism and consumer society; democracy and the public sphere; race, gender and the politics of recognition; the structure of work in contemporary society; and the digitization of romance.  This course fulfills the Mason Core requirement for a Writing Intensive Course.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Presents for analysis and discussion the significant theorists and themes in contemporary sociological theory. Designed to enhance student's skills in reading and analyzing primary texts and to encourage reflection on contemporary social reality. Fulfills writing intensive requirement. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SOCI 311C or 311XS.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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