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SOCIOLOGY

SOCY-316
Contemporary Social Theory (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Focus on contemporary social theories including postmodernism, feminism, neo-functionalism, rational choice, world-systems, and neo-Marxism. Traces relation--continuity and rupture--of current issues to classical traditions and important thinkers in social theory. Emphasis on issues of theory construction, evaluation, and critique. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: SOCY-100 or SOCY-110 or SOCY-150.