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Foundations in Social Theory

By Matthew McKeever


Before one can practice sociology, it’s necessary to get a sense of the foundations on which the discipline is constructed. This course is designed to provide this. It more specifically examines the development of sociological theory as the process of different theorists coming to terms with large social changes occurring during the development of industrial society. The course covers two semesters. In this semester, the focus is on understanding the nature of economic and political systems, and the relationship between these. The spring semester covers issues relating to culture, systems of meaning, and interaction

Year: 2016
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