Way back in ancient times (August, to be precise), you collectively named 11 social theorists that you had heard of and/or knew on the first day of class. Needless to say, you’ve come a long way!
You’ve worked exceptionally hard this semester and have completed some amazing projects. Our course website has been visited nearly 10,000 times (!) (UPDATE 12/5/11: 11,348 times!) this semester by people all over the world. Your ideas and contributions have been shared across the web and featured in several classrooms beyond ours.
I know that working and learning in digital spaces was very foreign to most of you just a few months ago, but you’ve held your own and you should be proud! Congratulations on a job very well done!
In this post, I’d like for you to think about and respond to the questions below as our time together comes to a close:
- Do you feel like you could have an intelligent conversation about contemporary social theory now? Perhaps you’ve already been having intelligent conversations about social theory–how have they gone?
- How might you use social theory after this course (for some of you, I know you may want to put this experience far, far behind you :), but how might you use social theory for your final comps projects)? Are there certain theorists or theories that will continue to guide your work/sociological imagination?
- Any other final thoughts on the course? (Please feel free to share your thoughts about the content, the process of working digitally, your projects, the course website, etc.)
I hope you have a wonderful break and thank you for a great semester!