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PL384 COURSE DETAILS


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PL384 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL384 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 2019 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Sociological theory is a set of interrelated ideas that allow for the systemization of knowledge of the social world, the explanation of that world, and predictions about the future of the world. In some ways, all of us are amateur theorists, interpreting the meanings of the events and encounters that shape the world and ourselves. In PL384 cadets will learn in-depth how theories can help make sense of our times and to choose courses of action to realize our collective and individual dreams. In this course, theory is brought down-to-earth, to show how a sociological imagination (in other words, a theoretical consciousness that embraces self-awareness) is valuable to self and society. Questions like "Are families disintegrating?" "Why are some people discriminated against?" "What accounts for the crime rate?" "Are religion and economics compatible?" "Why is the sexual division of labor so persistent?" "Are wars inevitable?" can be addressed. Theories are thus tentative answers to the questions that preoccupy us as members of families, professions, communities, nations and, increasingly, as global citizens.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PL384 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL371 2004 1 1 Y

PL384 (Version 2019-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2024 - 2 1 18 18 13 0 5 N Hours

2024 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2024 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2025 - 2 2 18 36 19 0 17 N Hours

2025 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2025 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2026 - 2 2 19 38 1 0 37 N Hours

2027 - 2 2 18 36 1 0 35 N Hours

2027 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours


PL384 (Version: 2004 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL384 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 2004 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Sociological theory is a set of interrelated ideas that allow for the systemization of knowledge of the social world, the explanation of that world, and predictions about the future of the world. In some ways, all of us are amateur theorists, interpreting the meanings of the events and encounters that shape the world and ourselves. In PL384 cadets will learn in-depth how theories can help make sense of our times and to choose courses of action to realize our collective and individual dreams. In this course, theory is brought down-to-earth, to show how a sociological imagination (in other words, a theoretical consciousness that embraces self-awareness) is valuable to self and society. Questions like "Are families disintegrating?" "Why are some people discriminated against?" "What accounts for the crime rate?" "Are religion and economics compatible?" "Why is the sexual division of labor so persistent?" "Are wars inevitable?" can be addressed. Theories are thus tentative answers to the questions that preoccupy us as members of families, professions, communities, nations and, increasingly, as global citizens.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PL384 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL371 2004 1 1 Y

PL384 (Version: 2002 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL384 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 2002 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is a study of the foundations of modern sociology. Tracing the historical development of sociological thought through its primary contributors provides perspective for understanding contemporary sociology. Three current sociological perspectives are studied in detail: symbolic interactionism, functional analysis, and conflict theory. Throughout the course, cadets are exposed to concrete examples of how these perspectives are used to guide scientific inquiry in the sociological arena. This is a required course for the Sociology Major and FOS.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.550 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PL384 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL371 1979 1 1 Y

PL384 (Version: 1990 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL384 THEORETICAL PERSPECS-SOCLGY 1990 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Theoretical perspecs-soclgy
LESSONS: 0 @ 0 min (0.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PL384 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL371 1979 1 1 Y