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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TOP REVIEWS FROM CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
I really liked the way the course was constructed and the professor, who has a great voice to listen to. This course encouraged me to study more about sociology so i recommend it to everyone :)
I found it very informative . the course is so captivating that it hold the reader till the end . I hope to enroll more to such courses in future . Waiting for the module on modern sociologists.
- Excellent content organization.
- Very clear and entertaining teacher.
- Very relevant visual content.
- Very well structured theme.
- It awakens the interest to continue investigating.
A good lecturer method
It made me feel the greatness of the founding fathers and the importance of this science in our time
Thank you to the University of Amsterdam for this opportunity
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