2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 207 - Introduction to Sociological Theory

Credits: 3
Examination of the works of classical and contemporary social theorists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the historical origins and contemporary relevance of sociological theory.
  2. Classify the major types of sociological theory (positivist, interpretive and critical theory) and identify the intellectual traditions associated with each type.
  3. Apply major contemporary sociological perspectives (e.g., functionalism, symbolic interaction and conflict perspectives) to the study of society and social life.
  4. Identify the appropriate research methods associated with each sociological perspective and theoretical type.
  5. Critically analyze major sociological theories including those regarding the relationships between individual problems, social structure, and contemporary social issues.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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