Contemporary Social Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Contemporary Social Theory
Spring 2024
Taught By: Santiago Ismael Mandirola
Section: A

CRN: 13928

Credits: 4

This course offers an introduction to influential ways of thinking sociologically that emerged in the 20th and 21st centuries, and which develop on, and transform, original themes of the foundational period of “classical sociology”. Away from positivism and holism, interpretivist contemporary theories shed new light on the micro-foundations of “society” and of the self, with a growing attention to gender, race, fluid identity, social reproduction, power, and technology. Overall, the course equips students with the ability to critically analyze contemporary sociological texts with a particular focus on how these texts apply theoretical frameworks to pressing issues of our time.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:02pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 8:00am - 9:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 908
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024