Contemporary Social Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Social Theory

Spring 2021

Taught By: Julia Sonnevend

Section: A

CRN: 3652

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to key thinkers and debates of contemporary sociology. The first part of the course will be dedicated to theorists of the 20th century, covering concepts of time, network, emotion, interaction, function, interpretation, communication, power, as well as critical race and postcolonial theory. The second part of the course involves in-depth discussions of recently published books in sociology on topics such as eviction, income inequality, climate change, the student debt crisis, social media’s influence on politics and everyday life, and the challenges of balancing parenthood with work. 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 (LSOC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021