Like Andy, I’m thinking through a graduate theory course (required for our major). I’m not sure how to do it. So I ask your advice. I could do a “classic” Marx, Weber, Durkheim course with a few moderns thrown in. But my concern is it makes theory seem like a subfield of sociology (or intellectual history) rather than a process that every project engages in. So one idea was to read a modern application of each of the big three to get a sense of how the ideas are deployed in a research project (this would also allow me to insert discussions on feminist and race theory that are largely absent from our trinity). Anyone out there have some good ideas? I’d be really happy to hear from folks who’ve sat through theory classes that worked. And of course those of you who teach it. What’s your overall approach.