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Classical Sociological Theory
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Kennelly, Ivy. 2010. “Classical Sociological Theory”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Sociological theory is a tool that enables us to analyze and explain things that happen (and don’t happen). Adopting a theoretical approach in social analysis—especially one that is critical and challenges long-held assumptions about the social world—is an important step in developing an informed understanding of society. In this course we will examine...

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