The goal of this course is to teach students how to theorize in sociology and social science. The focus is on the students learning to theorize themselves, as opposed to reading and discussing texts in sociological theory. You can learn how to theorize in the same way that you can learn how to use methods in sociology, namely through exercises. For each meeting of the class an article on some aspect of theorizing will be assigned and also a task to complete. The task consists of the students selecting some phenomenon she finds interesting and then try to theorize it. 

The course will be via Zoom autumn 2020.

Language: English

Course description and schedule

Theorizing in Sociology and the Social Sciences 2020 (419 Kb) (pdf)

Link to schedule 2020


Professor Emeritus: Richard Swedberg