SOC 305 - Introduction to Sociological Theory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 405.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One Sociology course.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to the works of eminent figures in sociological thought and their analysis of various issues in social organization. The historical and intellectual factors that gave rise to sociology as a distinct academic discipline are examined. Attention is also given to the way in which the concepts developed in sociological theory have been used in modern sociological research. Classical theorists including Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Cooley, and Mead are studied, as well as the theories of contemporary sociological schools. The course asks how these thinkers understand the emergence, growth, and ordering of social organization; how they account for social change; and how their social location influenced their thinking. In the context of this analysis, students are introduced to various uses of such theoretical concepts as conflict, structure, function, stratification, exchange, etc.

SOC 305 - Introduction to Sociological Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23355
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
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23579
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23581
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1
3SOC Ugrd
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23583
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0
3SOC Ugrd
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
32713
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1SOC Ugrd
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
32715
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0
1SOC Ugrd
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
32717
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0
1SOC Ugrd
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
44757
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0
1SOC Ugrd
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
44758
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
44759
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0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
44770
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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Coursepack Location:
Excel Test Preparation (1117 S. University)
ISBN: 039309040X
The Marx-Engels reader, Author: edited by Robert C. Tucker., Publisher: Norton 2d ed. 1978
Required
ISBN: 0140439218
The Protestant ethic and the "spirit" of capitalism and other writings, Author: by Max Weber ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Peter Baehr and Gordon C. Wells., Publisher: Penguin Books 2002
Required
ISBN: 0195082087
Four sociological traditions, Author: Randall Collins, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press Rev. and e 1994
Optional
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