Theory and Practice
This course is designed to review some of the major directions and debates in classical and contemporary social thought, while also aiming to develop an understanding of the ways in which theory and methods interact. The ways in which epistemological, ontological, political, ethical, and logical issues are imbricated with all research will be explored. Students will be given the opportunity to develop and defend a critical and self- reflexive theoretical position. The particular theoretical debates covered in this course will vary from year to year and will be informed by student research interests and by the particular elective topics covered in any given year.