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Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 10, 2015
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SOC 2101C - Self & Soc I:Fnd Social Theory
Building on the important works of Durkeim, Marx, and Weber and other prominent 19th and 20th century social theorists, the course examines fundamental concepts such as social structure, social change, cultural relativity, political economy, and social stratification, and includes special emphasis on examining the social origins and development of modern capitalism, bureaucratic social organization, and other conditions of contemporary social systems. There is comparative study of political systems in relation to class, stratus, and power. The investigation of important social changes that mark the transition from traditional community forms of living to the complexities and cultural diversities of industrial society. Weber's discussion of rationalization and bureaucracy are reviewed. Students study the works of Mead, Goffman, and others in dealing with the development of the self, identity, and consciousness.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Social Sciences Division
Sociology/SWK Department

Course Attributes:
Contemporary Societies Core, Liberal Arts

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