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Modern Social Theory

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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
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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.

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Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a $40 non-negotiable cancellation fee. You will then be refunded 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:


Part of Term 1 Classes that start in week 1

Course Length: 15 Week Classes 5/28/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 6/3/2019 | 100% refund 

6/4/2019  | 6/10/2019 | 75% refund 

6/11/2019 | 6/17/2019 | 50% refund  

6/18/2019 | 6/24/2019 | 25% refund

6/25/2019 | 7/26/2019 |  0% refund


Part of Term 2 Classes that start in week 2

Course Length: 14 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 8/14/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

3/28/2019 | 6/8/2018 | 100% refund 

6/9/2018  | 6/14/2019 | 75% refund 

6/15/2019 | 6/20/2019 | 50% refund  

6/21/2019 | 6/26/2019 | 25% refund

6/27/2019 | 07/28/2019 |  0% refund


Part of Term 3 Classes that start in week 3

Course Length: 13 Week Classes 6/10/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 6/15/2019 | 100% refund 

6/16/2019 | 6/21/2019 | 75% refund 

6/22/2019 | 6/27/2019 | 50% refund  

6/28/2019 | 7/3/2019 | 25% refund

7/4/2019 | 7/29/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 4 Classes that start in week 4

Course Length: 12 Week Classes 6/17/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 6/21/2109 | 100% refund

6/22/2019 | 6/26/2019 | 75% refund

6/27/2019 | 7/1/2019 | 50% refund

7/2/2019 | 7/6/2019 | 25% refund

7/7/2019 | 7/31/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 5 Classes that start in week 5

Course Length: 11 Week Classes 6/24/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 6/27/2019 | 100% refund

6/28/2019 | 7/1/2019 | 75% refund

7/2/2019 | 7/5/2019 | 50% refund

7/6/2019 | 7/9/2019 | 25% refund

7/10/2019 | 8/2/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 6 Classes that start in week 6

Course Length: 10 Week Classes 7/1/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 7/4/2019 | 100% refund

7/5/2019 | 7/8/2019 | 75% refund

7/9/2019 | 7/12/2019 | 50% refund

7/13/2019 | 7/16/2019 | 25% refund

7/17/2019 | 8/4/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 7 Classes that start in week 7

Course Length: 9 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 7/10/2019 | 100% refund

7/12/2019 | 7/15/2019 | 50% refund

7/16/2019 | 7/19/2019 | 25% refund

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Course Length: 6 Week Classes 7/29/19 - 8/14/19

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07/31/2019 | 08/01/2019 | 50% refund

08/02/2019 | 08/03/2019 | 25% refund

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3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 100% refund

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3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 50% refund

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 25% refund

3/28/2019 | 8/14/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 13 

Early Summer Intensive

Course Length: 6 Week Classes 5/28/19 - 7/7/19

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3/28/19 | 5/30/19 | 100% refund

6/2/2019 | 6/6/2019 | 50% refund

6/7/2019 | 6/11/2019 | 25% refund

6/12/2019 | 8/5/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 15

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 3 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 6/23/19

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11/13/2018 | 3/31/2019 | 100% refund

4/1/2019 | 4/30/2019 | 80% refund

5/1/2019 | 6/2/2019 | 0% refund

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Course Length: Begins 5/28/19 ends 8/14/19

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11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 100% refund

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11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 50% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 25% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 17

Summer Special Program

Course Length: 2 Week Classes 8/5/19 - 8/14/19

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11/13/2018 | 5/31/2019 |100% refund

6/1/2019 | 6/30/2019 | 80% refund

7/1/2019 | 8/4/2019 | 0% refund

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Course Length: 4 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/4/19

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11/13/2018 | 4/30/2019 | 100% refund

5/1/2019 | 5/31/2019 | 80% refund

6/1/2019 | 7/7/2019 | 0% refund

7/8/2019 | 7/29/2019 | 0% refund


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Summer Special Program

Course Length: 5 Week Classes 6/24/19 - 7/28/19

Refund Start Date | Refund End Date | Tuition Refund % 

11/13/2018 | 4/30/2019 | 100% refund

5/1/2019 | 5/31/2019 | 80% refund

6/1/2019 | 6/23/2019 | 0% refund

6/24/2019 | 7/20/2019 | 0% refund


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Course Length: 8 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 7/21/19

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11/13/2019 | 6/6/2019 | 100% refund

6/7/2019 | 6/10/2019 | 75% refund

6/11/2019 | 6/14/2019 | 50% refund

6/15/2019 | 6/18/2019 | 25% refund

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Course Length: 6 Week Classes 6/17/19 - 7/28/19

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6/17/2019 | 6/21/2019 | 100% refund

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6/26/2019 | 6/30/2019 | 50% refund

7/1/2019 | 7/5/2019 | 25% refund

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Course Length: Any start/end date between 5/28/19 and 8/14/19

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11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 100% refund

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11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 50% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 25% refund

11/13/2018 | 8/14/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 20

Late Summer Intensive

Course Length: 7 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 7/10/2019 | 100% refund

7/12/2019 | 7/15/2019 | 50% refund

7/16/2019 | 7/19/2019 | 25% refund

7/20/2019 | 8/5/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 21

Overseas Summer Intensive

Course Length: 7 Week Classes 7/8/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 6/3/2019 | 100% refund

6/4/2019 | 6/10/2019 | 75% refund

6/11/2019 | 6/17/2019 | 50% refund

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Summer Intensive

Course Length: 9 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 7/28/19

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3/28/2019 | 6/7/2019 | 100% refund

6/8/2019 | 6/12/2019 | 75% refund

6/13/2019 | 6/17/2019 | 50% refund

6/18/2019 | 6/22/2019 | 25% refund

6/23/2019 | 7/15/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 47

Late Summer Intensive

Course Length: 3 Week Classes 6/3/19 - 6/23/19

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11/15/2018 | 6/5/2019 | 100% refund

6/6/2019 | 6/12/2019 | 60% refund

6/13/2019 | 6/19/2019 | 0% refund


Part of Term 57

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Course Length: 10 Week Classes 7/1/19 - 8/14/19

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3/28/2019 | 7/4/2019 | 100% refund

7/5/2019 | 7/8/2019 | 75% refund

7/9/2019 | 7/12/2019 | 50% refund

7/13/2019 | 7/16/2019 | 25% refund

7/17/2019 | 8/4/2019 | 0% refund


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