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University of Regina
Department of Sociology and Social Studies

Sociology 319 - Contemporary Social Theory

Winter 2000

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 - 12:45, AH347


Some notes and other materials for Sociology 319 for the Fall 1999 semester are provided on this web site. These materials are intended primarily for students in Sociology 319 at the University of Regina during the Winter semester of 2000. Others are free to use these materials, but please give appropriate credit if you do so. I apologize for any errors or misinterpretations. Remember that these are notes for classes and are not finished products.

This web page page will be updated periodically as we proceed through the semester. Please provide feedback to the class instructor Paul Gingrich concerning how to improve the presentation of the materials.

Class Syllabus

Class Notes
Conclusion and Review - April 11
Baudrillard - April 6
Postmodern Social Theory - March 30 and April 4
Structuralism - March 28
Historical Sociology - March 21
Jurgen Habermas - March 16
Herbert Marcuse - March 14
Authoritarian Personality
Critical Theory - March 7 and 9
Feminist Social Theory II - February 17
Feminist Social Theory I - February 15
Rational Choice Theory - February 8 and 10
Structuration Theory - February 3
Symbolic Interactionism - February 1
Theories of Praxis - January 27
Theories of Action and Praxis II - January 25
Theories of Action and Praxis I - January 20
Review of Classical Sociology - II - January 18
Review of Classical Sociology - January 13
Introduction - January 11

Assignments for Winter, 2000
Third Paper
Second Paper
First Paper

Links to Selections from Social Theorists
Mead on Social Attitudes and Mind
Parsons - Unit Act
Goffman - Presentation of Self
Goffman - Impression Management
Garfinkel - Common Understandings
Giddens - Dilemmas of the Self

Discussion Questions
February 3
January 27
January 20
January 11


If you have any comments or questions please contact:

Paul Gingrich, Professor
Department of Sociology and Social Studies
University of Regina, CL217
(306) 585-4196

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