Sociological Theories 2018

1. About this Course

This course is an introductory course to sociological theories. In the class of eIntroduction to Sociology,fstudents study the basic ideas of sociology focusing on empirical topics such as city, gender, religion. In this course of eSociological Theoriesf, we focus on theories rather than empirical topics. Detailed information will be provided on www.sakurai.jp. Please check the website before registration. Detailed information will be provided on www.sakurai.jp. We will use the textbook from the first class. Please bring your textbook.


2. Textbook

Pip Jones and Liz Bradbury (eds) 2018, Introducing Social Theory, 3rd ed., Polity Press.

This book is available at the coop bookstore.You need to bring the book every time.
In 2018, we will use the 3rd versiron. If you are gonig to take this course, please prepare the 3rd version of the textbook. (Not the 2nd version)

3. Schecule

09/27 Orientation

10/04 1. An Introduction to Sociological Theory (pp. 1-16)

10/11 1. An Introduction to Sociological Theory (pp. 16-30)

10/18 2. Marx and Marxism

10/25 3. Max Weber

11/08 4. Emile Durkheim

11/15 5. Interpretive Sociology: Action Theories

11/22 Review and Exam
The exam is not an open-book system. You cannot read the textbook during the exam.

11/29 6. Language, Discourse and Power in Modernity: Jurgen Habermas and Michel Foucault

12/06 7. Social Structures and Social Action

12/13 8. Feminist and Gender Theories

12/20 9. Sociology and Its Publics

01/10 Conclusion

01/17 Review and Exam
The exam is not an open-book system. You cannot read the textbook during the exam.
The coverage of the exam: From chapter 6 to 10 of the textbook.

01/24 Reserved



4. Grading

Examination 100%
If students take inapproapriate actions (plagiarism, or something like that), some marks will be reduced.