Professor Marshall

SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY

“We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong." --Karl Popper, Philosopher

COURSE MATERIALS

Level:

This course is an undergraduate collegiate level sociological theory course. Note that all of the courses on my site begin with the same lesson: What is sociology?

Syllabus

Text:

Wallace and Wolf's Contemporary Sociological Theory

Also available as an option is this FREE PDF: Sociological Theory

Supplemental Readings:

Below, find readings which will help you to master lesson content.

The Problem of Social Order (corresponds to Lesson 1)

C. Wright Mills' The Promise (corresponds to Lesson 3)

Marx and Engels: The Communist Manifesto (corresponds to Lesson 3)

Gene Sharp's From Dictatorship to Democracy (corresponds to Lesson 3)

Michael Burawoy's 2004 Presidential Address to the American Sociological Association (corresponds to lesson 6)

Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege: Unpacking the Inivisble Backpack (corresponds to Lesson 9)

Lessons