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SOC 8010  CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY (3 credits)

This course surveys the nineteenth century writers whose ideas have had a strong influence on the development of contemporary sociology and sociological theories. It examines work in such areas as: structural functionalism; conflict theory; rationalism; and the beginnings of modern symbolic interaction, feminist, and race theory. The course emphasizes a close reading of original texts, as well as seminar-style class discussions.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate; permission of instructor if outside Sociology MA program.