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SOC 201 Social Theory 3 Credits
What is society? What makes and holds societies together? Why and how do societies change and develop - or else fail to do so? This introductory sociology course presents an overview of the major theories of society proposed through the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from classical theory through Marx and Weber to critical theory, hermeneutics and the interpretive tradition, psychoanalysis, structuralism, post-structuralism , post-colonial theory, feminist and post-modernist theories. Key issues for the study of (post)modern society include: the relationship between knowledge, power and representation; consumption, commoditization and electronic forms of exchange; the impact of new information technologies; transnationalism, global cities and hybrid identities; and local knowledge and everyday life viewed as text and performance. While the last few decades' decline of master narratives or "grand theories" has fed into the current emphasis on interdisciplinarity, the main premise of this course is that the need for interdisciplinarity brings with it a further need: that of a firm grounding in social theory.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2018-2019 Social Theory 3
Fall 2018-2019 Social Theory 3
Fall 2017-2018 Social Theory 3
Fall 2016-2017 Social Theory 3
Fall 2015-2016 Social Theory 3
Fall 2014-2015 Social Theory 3
Fall 2013-2014 Social Theory 3
Fall 2012-2013 Social Theory 3
Fall 2011-2012 Social Theory 3
Fall 2010-2011 Social Theory 3
Fall 2009-2010 Social Theory 3
Fall 2008-2009 Social Theory 3
Fall 2007-2008 Social Theory 3
Fall 2006-2007 Social Theory 3
Fall 2005-2006 Social Theory 3
Fall 2004-2005 Social Theory 3
Fall 2003-2004 Social Theory 3
Fall 2002-2003 Social Theory 3
Fall 2001-2002 Social Theory 3
Spring 2000-2001 Social Theory 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: SOC 201D
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS (6 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
General Requirements: