Middlebury

SOCI 0305

Social Theory

Social Theory
This course provides an overview of major lines of development in 20th century social theory relevant to the field of sociology, focusing on how various theorists have grappled with the basic issues that have dominated 20th century social thought. Particular attention will be given to the questions arising from the conceptual distinctions between structure and action, on the one hand, and identity and culture, on the other. How is social order possible? How autonomous are human agents? How do we explain the persistence of observed patterns of human interaction and social practice? How do we analyze relations between the world of everyday life and the large-scale development of social systems? How does social change take place? (formerly SOAN 0305) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Sociology
Department:
Sociology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2020

SOCI0305A-F20 Lecture (McCallum)

Fall 2019

SOCI0305A-F19 Lecture (McCallum)