Aug 11, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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SOCI 409 - Contemporary Theory

(3 cr) This course focuses on the European influence upon intellectual thought in American sociology. The impact of Marx through the Frankfurt School, neo-Marxists, and critical theory is introduced. The development of symbolic interaction is presented in an examination of dramaturgy, ethnomethodology, and phenomenological sociology. Structural-functionalism, systems theory, and exchange theory are also presented. In addition, contemporary feminist theory as well as critical theories of race are discussed. The course ends with a overview of modern theories of modernity and globalization.



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