SOC 3750 - Classical Sociological Theory


(HB) (SBA-AS, SSC-AS) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

M. Berezin.

Introduction to the classics in sociology, primarily works by Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Georg Simmel. Students also study the works of Alexis de Tocqueville, Montesquieu, and Joseph Schumpeter. Special emphasis is put on the concepts, ideas, and modes of explanation that characterize the classics. Students also look at these writers' empirical material, and what may be termed the social construction of the classics. Course requirements include active class participation and three tests in class.



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