SOC 305 - Introduction to Sociological Theory
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one course in introductory sociology.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to key sociological theories. We will examine the historical factors and intellectual antecedents that gave rise to sociology as a distinct academic discipline and read classical theorists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel. We also will investigate how the concepts developed in classical sociological theory have been critiqued, revised and/or expanded in contemporary sociological theories (e.g., Bourdieu) and inquire about their relevance in understanding contemporary social problems related to race, class, religion, and nationalism.

Students must be declared sociology concentrators or students admitted to the Organizational Studies Program to enroll in SOC 305. Declared concentrators do not need an override to register, but Organizational Studies should email mooretim@umich.edu for an override to register. Student intending to declare sociology as their LSA concentration should visit www.lsa.umich.edu/soc/undergraduate to make a concentration advising appointment.

SOC 305 - Introduction to Sociological Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
22923
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (DIS)
P
23133
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23135
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31703
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
31705
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Note:
We will be using the following books, available at Ulrich's Bookstore: ? Tucker, Robert C. Ed. 1978, The Marx?Engels Reader (New York: WW Norton). ? Weber, Max. 2002. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (New York: Routledge) [Note: The edition we?ll use has a blue cover with an alarm clock] Everything else will be on ctools
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