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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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SOC 303 (W) Sociological Theory (1)

We will look at the foundational statements and recent applications of the four major traditions of sociological thought: Functionalism, Marxism, Verstehen, and Symbolic Interactionism. In focusing on one tradition at a time, students will learn the principles upon which each tradition is based. The goal is to learn how to think like a theorist.

Prerequisite: Any 100-level Sociology course or SOC 201

Graduation Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Vail