PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2017 IS NOW OPEN!
Feel free to look under the “Classes” tab on the Blog to explore all courses featured!
…AND KEEP WATCHING FOR TOMORROW’S FINAL FEATURED COURSE.
The Sociology Department Blog-A-Thon Day 5 Featured Course:
SOC 401C: Sociology of Thought
- Instructor: Edgar Kiser (Kiser@uw.edu)
- Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-12:20
- SLN: 19267
- 5 credits (Individuals & Society)
- This course will satisfy five credits of the Sociology Upper Division Elective requirement OR five credits of the Sociology General Elective requirement*
This course will explore a broad range of theoretical arguments about thinking and cognition, including instrumental rationality, values, emotions, habits, identities, frames, and schemas. Since this topic is necessarily interdisciplinary, students will be reading works from psychology, economics, political science, anthropology, and biology, in addition to sociological texts.
The main goal of the course is to provide a broad overview of the full range of arguments about the Sociology of Thought, and thus of social change, ranging from cultural sociology at the most macro level to neurobiology at the most micro. The course will focus greater attention to contemporary rather than on classical theories, and–since the scope of the course is so broad–more on summaries of literature rather than specialized research.