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Fall 2013
Oct 04,2022
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SOSC 410 - SCOPE & METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
This course will look at some of the ways in which theoretical paradigms in the Social Sciences and Humanities emerge, evolve, or become transformed. In doing so, the course will draw on the cumulative knowledge acquired in previous courses and synthesize this body of knowledge into a systematic typology. We will start by looking at how specialists in these fields approach theory construction and the distinctive methodologies that they use, i.e., qualitative vs. quantitative or inductive vs. deductive. Next, we will try to understand some of the conceptual approaches that theorists in these fields rely on when they build their theories. For example, we will ask: Do the theorist's ideas rely on a particular worldview, ideology, discourse, or frame? What are the assumptions behind his or her worldview, discourse or frame? In a third section, we will provide a historical context for some of the major theoretical perspectives that are being used in the arts, politics, and economics today and synthesize the controversies that surround them.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Science Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR SOSC 410

General Requirements:
Course or Test: INTD 201
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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