SOCI 712: Contemporary Sociological Theory

SOCI 712-001: Contemporary Sociological Thry
(Spring 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

East Building 134

Section Information for Spring 2022

This seminar presents for analysis and discussion some of the key texts, central themes and epistemological approaches in contemporary social theory.  Topics include the problems of democracy and the public sphere, work and social reproduction in an age of precarity, social inequality and misrecognition, biopolitics, and the rise of network society, to name a few.  The course also investigates and problematizes sociological knowledge in its relationship to its potential audiences, as well as to social actors directly engaged in addressing the issues it identifies and thematizes.  Critical, feminist and southern epistemologies enlarge the range of possible reflection on the traditions of disciplinary thinking. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines schools in contemporary sociological theory such as structural-functionalism, conflict, exchange, symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, humanist sociology, and critical theory. Analyzes contemporary theorists in relation to schools. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Sociology.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

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

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