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Sociological Theory
SOC THEORY
CLASS CODE: SOC 403 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Survey and appraisal of major schools of sociological thought at present, with an examination of areas of change and controversy emphasizing recent significant sociological contributions.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Survey and appraisal of major schools of sociological thought at present, with an examination of areas of change and controversy emphasizing recent significant sociological contributions.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Identify schools of sociological thought and key theorists of each tradition.
Summarize the major tenets of each theory.
Distinguish between the various theoretical perspectives within each tradition.
Interpret social phenomenon by theory.
Apply theoretical explanation to contemporary and historical events.
Participate in critical discourse, informed theory, about the social world.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay exams, book analysis, journals.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of Instructor
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001