Social Inquiry

Social Inquiry
Basic ideas and arguments forming sociological inquiry, including philosophical foundations, philosophy of social science, and development of classical theory and contemporary theory.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSOC 111; or SOC 112; or SOC 113
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SOC 310
Course Outcomes

Sociological Inquiry

Students will deepen understanding of the basic ideas and arguments that inform contemporary sociological inquiry, especially the philosophical foundations, some basic features of philosophy of social science, and the development of classical theory.

Sociological Theory

Students will become conversant with the conceptual and philosophical foundations of the major theoretical perspetives of sociology.

Critical Assessment

Students will be able to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of each theoretical perspective.