Classical tradition in sociological theories
and the expression of this tradition in contemporary theory. Concepts and theories of
classical sociology and application of these concepts and theories to the analysis of
contemporary society. Assumptions and concepts of major sociological theories and the
classical roots of the modern theories.
Functionalism, conflict theory, theories of
rational choice, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, actor-network theory, neo-Marxian
theories of space, chaos in sociological theories and theories of globalization.
T. Robert Malthus, Herbert Spencer, Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber,
Robert K. Merton, C. Wright Mills, Marvin Harris, Gerhard E. Lenski, Charlotte
Perkins-Gilman, Georg Simmel, W.E.B. Du Bois, and George Herbert Mead are all major
Contemporary schools of sociological
Symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, structuralism, network theory, critical theory,
feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity.
Micro and Macro
Conflict and Consensus
Marxism and Darwinism
Anomie, Anomia and Anomic Division
Decision Theory - Game Theory - Rational Choice
Method and Methodology