STS 6301

STS 6301

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Sociologist C. Wright Mills challenged his readers to develop their "sociological imagination" to understand the social and historical forces at work in seemingly individual events, such as the receipt of a pink slip, a draft card, or a drug prescription. Within science and technology studies, scholars have documented how social issues can become scientific, technological, or medical, often appearing to leave the social realm naturalized, normalized, or pathologized. This course introduces graduate students to classic texts and concepts in social theory with a focus on how scholars apply such theories to empirical research. It will consider major thinkers and schools of social thought, such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mannheim, Foucault, and the Frankfurt School. It will also consider how a nuanced interplay of theory and empirical data can bring critically important insights to both theoretical and empirical understandings of the world. The course is relevant for students in sociology, history, and anthropology who are interested in social theory.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 6301

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17916STS 6301  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online