21A.859J | Spring 2021 | Graduate

Social Theory and Analysis

Course Description

This subject presents a survey of social theory from the 17th century to the present. It focuses on the historical contexts out of which theory arises, the utility and limitations of older theories for present conditions, and the creation of new theory out of contemporary circumstances.
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments
A crowd stands near a fallen statue of a wavy-haired man, his nose resting on the pavement.
The fallen Christopher Columbus statue outside the Minnesota State Capitol after a group led by American Indian Movement members tore it down on June 10, 2020. (Image courtesy of Tony Webster on Flickr. License CC BY.)