Contemporary Social Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Contemporary Social Theory
Spring 2023
Taught By: Ignacia Castellon Ramirez
Section: A

CRN: 13928

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 2:22pm EDT 9/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 8:00am - 9:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 611
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023