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
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