Course Code: GED 462
Course Title: Social Theory and Methods of Social Research
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course introduces the various social theories and their development. Central problems of social theory are evaluated in light of readings from important sociological founders (Marx, Weber, Durkheim) and contemporary theories (rational choice theory, functionalism, power theory.) Special emphasis is placed on developing usable social theory. This also introduces diverse methods of social research. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are examined. Students learn how to formulate research questions, gather data and evidence, and make reliable inferences. The course helps student to develop their analytical skills.