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
A concise and straightforward course on the classical theories of Sociology. I appreciate that it is presented in a non-jargon way that doesn't assume prior knowledge in the learner.
Nice course , the Professor has delivered each lecture very interestingly. It provides basic understanding and relevance of Classical sociological theories to contemporary studies too.
- Excellent content organization.
- Very clear and entertaining teacher.
- Very relevant visual content.
- Very well structured theme.
- It awakens the interest to continue investigating.
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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