This first paper is designed to introduce you to the dominant sociological theories and theorists. Begin by evaluating the sociological theories: functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist, and postmodernist. Present the basic assumptions, ideas, and the approach the theory takes for the study of sociology. Next, evaluate the following seven theorists: Durkheim, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Mills, Mead and Parsons. Drawing from your readings, state and discuss the major ideas, concepts, theoretical orientations and each theorist’s contributions to the field of sociology.
Make your answers concise, clear and inclusive of the key information you obtained from your readings. Both sections should be in your own words, or paraphrased, and not directly copied from segments of the readings. Points will be deducted for simply copying and pasting from the text or other internet sources