10 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to introduce foundational theories in sociology. The lectures will describe the ideas of leading theorists Durkheim, Marx, and Weber with reference to the social context in which they lived and wrote. Lectures will analyze the primary texts of sociological throught with reference to the social contexts in which they emerged. This will include a look at the concerns of the first generation of sociological thinkers, their understanding of changes in European societies at the time, and the way in which their ideas inform an understanding of issues and problems in the contemporary world.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Maureen Howard
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study, Drop-in surgeries
Assessment: Formal Exam
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