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Contemporary Sociological Theory

This seminar will introduce students to the contemporary sociological tradition. The class will focus on selected thinkers, themes, theories and/or theoretical perspectives related to contemporary sociological theory. In past years, the focus of the class has been on such contemporary sociological theorists as Giddens, Collins, Goffman, Smith and Habermas and micro-macro integration. The specific choice of readings, theories and theorists covered and the framing of the class will depend on the instructor.

SOCIOL 751

Contemporary Sociological Theory

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This seminar will introduce students to the contemporary sociological tradition. The class will focus on selected thinkers, themes, theories and/or theoretical perspectives related to contemporary sociological theory. In past years, the focus of the class has been on such contemporary sociological theorists as Giddens, Collins, Goffman, Smith and Habermas and micro-macro integration. The specific choice of readings, theories and theorists covered and the framing of the class will depend on the instructor.


Neil McLaughlin

Professor