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2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue

SOCI 35100 - Contemporary Social Theory

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY An examination of the wide range of contemporary social theories that developed out of the classical tradition. Among the theories examined in this course are: functionalism, conflict theory, feminist theory, critical race theory, queer theory, globalization theory, and various forms of late- or post-modern theory. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the relevance of these theories for the critical analysis of contemporary social issues and structures. Over the course of the semester all students will use one or more of these contemporary social theories to develop a theoretical perspective on a research question or topic that the students will examine in their Senior Independent Study thesis. Prerequisite(s): SOCI-10000; or permission of instructor Annually. [HSS]