The past two weeks we talked about different classical sociological theorists and sociological frameworks.
Based on course readings and material covered during lecture, you will have a choice of two possible essay topics. Choose only one of the following options (and clearly indicate which option, #1 or #2, you are writing about):
Option 1 (500-600 words): Whose Table do you Join?
I want you to consider the following scenario: Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Georg Simmel walk into a cafeteria. They each sit at separate tables.
Whose table do you join? Why?
That is what I want you to write about this week. Which theorist’s table do you join, and why?
This essay must be between 500-600 words. Submit your finished essays to our Canvas site before 9am, Friday, May 3rd.
Option 2 (500-600 words): What is missing from view?
Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Georg Simmel are four theorists who are almost always taught in Introductory Sociology classes. But these four theorists do not represent the sum total of possible thought about Social life and its operations. When thinking about the theoretical ideas these four theorists advanced, what topics seem to be missing? What Sociological perspectives seem to be missing from their theories? What are their blindspots?
This essay must be between 500-600 words.