This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will offer the participants an introduction into the most important classical sociological readings between the 18th and 20th century. Highly influential social science scholars, such as Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, will be discussed during 8 sessions. Combined with small tests, based on the video’s and recommended readings, the participants will be encouraged to dive deeply into the complex texts and get familiar with classical sociological concepts that are still very relevant today.
Classical Sociological TheoryUniversity of Amsterdam
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Session 1: Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction
Session 2: Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)
Session 3: Auguste Comte (1798-1857)
Session 4: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
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Nice course , the Professor has delivered each lecture very interestingly. It provides basic understanding and relevance of Classical sociological theories to contemporary studies too.
Love this course. I really obtained new insight of those theorists. Thank you Dr. Bart and producers of this course! I will definitly come back to your contemprary sociological theory course.
i began this class to review more of de Tocqueville and still have not had time to do so; however, i still prefer TocQ to all of these other thinkers. Wonderful experience... thank so much!!! <3
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