2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 312 Classical Sociological Theory

3 hours 

This course offers a critical overview of classical sociological theory from the mid-nineteenth century to World War II. It will explore the major themes of the foundational theorists (e.g., Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, and Mead) and texts of sociology and discuss the historical and intellectual contexts in which they developed their theories. Students will also examine the relationship between these classical explanations of society and such contemporary issues as inequality and globalization.




ENG 201, SOC 101, SOC 232