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Contemporary Sociological Theory

This seminar will introduce students to the contemporary sociological tradition. The class will focus on selected thinkers, themes, theories and/or theoretical perspectives related to contemporary sociological theory. In past years, the focus of the class has been on such contemporary sociological theorists as Giddens, Collins, Goffman, Smith and Habermas and micro-macro integration. The specific choice of readings, theories and theorists covered and the framing of the class will depend on the instructor.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Neil McLaughlin


Enrolment is limited with priority given to students in the Department of Sociology. Permission of the instructor is required for non-Sociology graduate students. Please contact the course instructor directly. Please include your student number in your correspondence.