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
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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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TOP REVIEWS FROM CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
It gives a Top notch understanding of Classical Sociology in a very easily understandable language ; enormous examples and good animation by a very knowledgeable professor who enjoys teaching
This is a course which helps you understand the origin of Sociology. The content of this course includes all the sociologists who played a great role, also the lectures are delivered in a superb way.
This was by far the most organized and well-done MOOC I have taken so far. Not only was it presented extremely well, but the professor was amazing and I enjoyed every second of this class.
The course was great. The professor was very excited about the thing he was teaching and that makes me more interested in the lecture. got a great insight about the classical sociology.
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