Sociological Practice

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 129–144 | Cite as

Teaching Sociological Theory Through Organizational Cases

  • Linda A. Airsman


Concepts developed by classical and contemporary thinkers serve as guides to the details of organizational environments and help investigators determine the efficacy of given organizational patterns. Students of sociology develop the application component of the major, in part, when provided the opportunity to gain experience with real organizational cases. The organizational projects conducted by students are founded upon four theoretical perspectives: functionalist, interactionist, exchange, and conflict.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda A. Airsman
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyThe Metropolitan State College of DenverDenver

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