This week’s agenda
- Learn three founders of sociology: Emil Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber, as well as W.E.B. Du Bois.
- Understand modern theoretical approaches, including symbolic interactionism, functionalism, Marxism, feminism, rational choice approach, and postmodern theory.
- Understand how sociological theories help us understand ourselves, our society, and the world.
- Section 1.3. Theoretical perspectives in sociology. In: Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Open Textbooks. https://doi.org/10.24926/8668.2401
We learned various theoretical approaches, such as symbolic interactionism, functionalism, Marxism, feminism, rational choice approach, and postmodern theory. Choose one approach you think the best explains how the U.S. society works. Explain why.