course: Classics of Modern Social Theory


The course explores the modern social world and current economic, political and social debates. Students will use the foundations of social theory to analyze, discuss, and write well-reasoned arguments addressing large societal changes happening today. Essentially, students will learn to think like sociologists. Topics may include: the problem of social order and the nature of social conflict; capitalism and bureaucracy; the relationship between social structure and politics; the social sources of religion and political ideology; and the evolution of modern societies. (required department course).

| Syllabus 2015 | Course Evaluations 2015 |