Modern social theorist: Select a theorist from the list provided summarize the major works and contributions of the individual to the development of sociological thought.
SOCIAL THEORY – SOCI 3010
Term Paper – General Information:
Your term paper will be on a modern social theorist. You will select a theorist from the list provided. No more than two students can select the same theorist. You may choose a theorist not on the list BUT you will need to have the topic approved by me ASAP.
Your term paper will involve 5 sections. Section one will be a brief biography of the individual. Section two will discuss the social and historical context of the theorist and how it influenced his/her work. Section three will focus on the intellectual context and roots of the individual’s work.
In particular who influenced the development of the individual’s sociological perspective. In Section 4 you will summarize the major works and contributions of the individual to the development of sociological thought. This should be the largest section of your paper. Section 5 will summarize how this theorist has or will influence sociological thought.
Your paper will be at least 10 pages in length and will be referenced appropriately using at least 5 different scholarly sources.
A list of suggested theorists follows:
Karl Manheim Ralph
Turner Feminist Theorist (select one)
Black Theorist (select one)
C. Wright Mills
Robert Park Michel
Foucault Jurgen Habermas
Jane Adams Howard
Becker Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Alice Rossi Jacques Derrida