Sociological Theory II: Contemporary Approaches

Prerequisite: SOC2150 Sociological Theory I: Classical Theory

This course is concerned with various theoretical perspectives for analyzing contemporary social life. The course both builds upon and challenges the theoretical legacy of classical sociological thinkers examined in SOC 2150 Sociological Theory I and demonstrates how this legacy is reflected and reconstructed in contemporary sociology. On completion of the course, students are expected to obtain an understanding of the major contemporary approaches to theorize society, such as Functional theorizing, Conflict theorizing, Interactionist theorizing, Feminist theorizing, Critical theorizing and Postmodern theorizing.