Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 6100 - [The Sociological Classics]

Spring. 3 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015.

R. Swedberg.

This course is primarily intended for graduate students who lack a background in the classics as well as for those who are already familiar with elementary works, such as Weber’s The Protestant Ethic, Durkheim’s Rules of Sociological Method, and Marx-Engels’ The Communist Manifesto. While the lectures will include a discussion of the former, the readings will be concentrated to works such as Weber’s Economy and Society, Durkheim’s Elementray Forms of Religious Life and Marx’s Capital. Works by Tocqueville and Georg Simmel are also part of the reading list. The main purpose of the course is to make the student familiar with the concepts, ideas and ways of reasoning that characterize the mature works of the classics. Each meeting will consist of lecture and discussion. The requirements include active class participation and a research paper on some aspect of the classics.

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