Vaughn Tan SOCIOLOGY 97. SOCIAL THEORY. Our agenda. Introductions Logistics Sociology as a social science What is social theory and what’s it good for? Jeff Alexander’s view of social theory Theory in daily life The course. Logistics. Front-loaded class Grading Papers
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SOCIOLOGY 97SOCIAL THEORY
Start with a theory
Think through the theory’s consequences/implications
Look at specific cases where the theory has implications
Evaluate whether theory makes sense
The basketball team. We hang out and chill together in each others’ rooms on weekends and practice/play basketball games.
The Athena Program runs mentoring workshops and conferences around issues of gender empowerment, leadership, and activism for low-income high school girls in the Boston area.