|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
Candler Library 114
This course will systematically review some of the classical sociological theorists that have contributed to current sociological thought. We will closely read, discuss, and analyze original works by six authors (Smith, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, DuBois, and Goffman) and will focus on the socio-historical context within which the texts were written as well as their relevance for understanding contemporary society and social issues. Major themes include the rise of modern society, dimensions of stratification, social solidarity and identity, and the social nature of the individual and the self.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- The Essential Adam Smith. ISBN: 9780393955309.
- The Marx-Engels Reader. ISBN: 9780393090406.
- W. E. B du Bois. A Reader. ISBN: 9780805032642.
- On Morality and Society: Selected Writings. ISBN: 9780226173368.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|several analytical writing assignments|
|1 media project|
|2 mid-term exams|
|1 final exam|
|participation in classroom discussions|
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