2018-2019 Catalog

SOC 200 Classical Sociological Theory: Marx, Weber, Durkheim

This course introduces the discipline's formative schools of thought. The course is structured according to sociology's classic paradigms. Marxist Weberian and Durkheimian theories are the classical models. They founded the field of Sociology and continue to influence contemporary thought about social relations. In the course we first examine the fundamental presuppositions of their grand theories. Then we critically evaluate the particularities of their more concrete propositions about capitalist development or modernization the state and social change. A special emphasis of the course is on critical analysis.


4 units


SOC 101