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  • Social Workers
  • Community Managers
  • Translators
  • Journalists

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 20-25 hours...

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Session 1: Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction

8 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.2 Implicit Theories in Everyday Life5m
1.3 What is Sociological Theory?4m
1.4 Founding Fathers5m
1.5 Sociology in the Modern Industrial Age5m
1.6 Linking Classical to Contemporary Theories6m
1.7 The Sociological Theoretical Field6m
1.8 Aims and Claims of this Course5m
3 readings
Welcome note10m
Transcripts10m
Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction10m
1 practice exercise
Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Session 2: Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)

7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 The Invisible Hand6m
2.3 The Division of Labour5m
2.4 The Wealth of Nations6m
2.5 Exchange and Self-interest5m
2.6 Social Stratification6m
2.7 The Importance of Adam Smith6m
1 reading
Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)10m
1 practice exercise
Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Session 3: Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

8 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
3.2 The Law of the Three Stages of the Human Mind7m
3.3 Sociology as a Means to Establish Social Harmony5m
3.4 The Law of the Classification of Sciences6m
3.5 Religious Thought as Starting Point5m
3.6 Comte’s Religion of Humanity6m
3.7 Early Functionalism5m
3.8 The Importance of Auguste Comte5m
1 reading
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)10m
1 practice exercise
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)24m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Session 4: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

8 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.2 An Aristocratic Perspective6m
4.3 On Democratisation6m
4.4 The Dominance of the Middle-Class5m
4.5 The Dangers of Centralisation5m
4.6 Grassroots Politics as the Heart of Democracy6m
4.7 ‘Revolutions Will Become Rare’5m
4.8 Tocqueville’s Predictions5m
1 reading
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)10m
1 practice exercise
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)24m
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By SSJan 7th 2019

Simple,neat and interesting way of explaining the content. Didn't get bored. Good refreshment if you already know the stuff and good introduction if you are new to sociology. Professor is really nice.

By DTOct 29th 2018

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.

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Bart van Heerikhuizen

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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

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