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Modern Social Theory

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Classes end at 5:50pm
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Agnes Szanyi

What you'll learn in this philosophy class:

What holds societies together? When do they break down and experience conflict? What drives social change? Are there rules that govern human interaction? 

This course examines some of the ‘big ideas’ in social theory – such as progress, control, social change -, how those ideas came about, and how we can use them to understand concrete social problems. We will review some of the most important classical and contemporary writers on these subjects. We will examine critical theory, microsociological traditions such as symbolic interactionism, feminism, structuralism, and post-structuralism. 

Theory, in this course is understood as an ongoing conversation—dialogue that builds as it critically engages with historical and contemporary social issues.

What you will learn: 
  • You will learn to relate to and contrast the ideas of the different authors covered, and how to apply abstract theories to understand real-life problems.
Benefits:
  • This introduction to social theory helps students understand the origins and meaning of the most important sociological concepts and ideas.
  • The course prepares students to use the knowledge about major authors as a tool kit for understanding social phenomena.
Note: Class price includes a $40.00 registration fee

Location: Class locations are TBD and subject to change. Exact locations will be communicated prior to class.

Important:
This course is offered through Continuing Education at The New School. Students who have already created an online account at the New School should register for classes directly on NewSchool.edu/continuing-education/classes

School Notes:

How to Get Your Newcard:

The Newcard will provide students with a host of additional benefits.In order to claim your New School ID, please visit our office, located at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level. You will have to present another valid form of photo ID, like a driver's license or passport. Your name must be spelled the same way on your driver's license (or other form of ID) as it is in the New School database; any discrepancy will result in delays in issuing a card.

You may not receive your ID card in time before class. You can print a copy of your registration from my.newschool.edu (Academics Tab -> View Class Schedule and Locations) and present it to security with a photo ID in lieu of the ID card.

Once you receive your ID card you should go to accounts.newschool.edu to obtain your NetID using your N# which is on the ID card. Once you have your NetID you can reset your password. Then using your Net ID + Password, you can log into my.newschool.edu to view your class location, course schedule, and New School announcements.

Alternatively you can call the Reg office (212.229.5620) and they will give the N# to you over the phone after you answer some identifying questions.

Course locations may change up into the first week of classes.Students are usually asked to check their room location the day of or night before their first class. Usually when there is a location change after the first day of class the instructor will send out an email notifying all students on the roster. This is less likely to happen though.

You can also check a location by going to Class Meeting Locations (on www.newschool.edu/registrar, under the Related Links section on the lower right side of the page). You will need to know your subject's subject code or select all subject codes to search.

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Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a $40 non-negotiable cancellation fee. You will then be reafunded based on the remainder of the course fees paid & the following refund schedule:

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Below is a simplified Refund Schedule for Open Campus courses:


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