Welcome! This site serves as the course website for SOC205 Contemporary Sociological Theory, a course required for students seeking a Sociology degree at Occidental College.

Oxy is a small, private liberal arts college located in Los Angeles, CA.

This course is taught by Danielle Dirks, an Assistant Professor within the Department of Sociology. Before joining the faculty at Oxy, she completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching interests focus on social inequality and justice in America.

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to view our course syllabus, assignments, students’ digital show and tell pieces (introduced by students at the beginning of each class), visual portfolios, and group projects. You can also explore many of the topics we discuss by clicking on the terms floating within that very fancy, whirling tag cloud to your right.