Fall 2023 Sociology GU4059 section 001

CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL

Call Number 10464
Day & Time
Location
MW 8:40am-9:55am
313 Fayerweather
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Andreas Wimmer
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This lecture course fulfills the theory requirement in Columbia’s sociology program. It introduces students to post-War sociology by discussing its major paradigms, from Parson’s functionalism to contemporary post-colonial theory or actor-network theory. Each class discusses how a particular theory constructs social reality by making basic assumptions about the component parts of society, how they relate to each other, and what questions emerge that empirical research needs to answer. To illustrate how paradigms conceive and perceive the empirical world differently, each lecture summarizes how intimate, romantic relationships appear when empirically analyzed from a specific theoretical angle.

Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 21 students (75 max) as of 9:06PM Thursday, June 13, 2024
Subject Sociology
Number GU4059
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SOCI4059W001