Combined Honours in Sociology or Social Anthropology and another field - Contemporary Social Theory SOSA 3405   Contemporary Social Theory
A variety of approaches constitute theory in contemporary sociology. Among them are those called interactionist, ethnomethodological, structuralist, critical, feminist, rational choice, and post-modernist. This course considers the contributions of these approaches to the enterprise of modern sociology. What are the main premises of particular sociological theories? What are their implications for the study and understanding of the social world? What are the issues that evoke debate between different schools of theory?
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Any 1000 level SOSA or FYP and SOSA 2007.03: Thinking Sociologically AND SOSA 2008.03: Doing Sociology; or SOSA 2012.03: Thinking through Anthropology AND SOSA 2013.03: Anthropology in Practice or SOSA 2001.06: Ethnography in a Global Context or SOSA 2002.06: The Sociological Perspective: Thinking and Doing Sociology