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Fall 2017-2018
SOC 501   P/D/F Only

Classical Sociological Theory

Kim Lane Scheppele

Sociology as a discipline was not institutionalized until the early 20th century, but sociological thinking predates the discipline by at least a century. In this course, we will examine the development of social thought through the writings of sociology's founders as they developed the idea of the social and its relationship to the development of the individual and to economic and political transformation. While the course will linger on Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel, it will also explore their intellectual contexts, their interlocutors and their legacies up through the middle of the 20th century.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
SOC Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
Open to sociology graduate students only; all others only with instructor's approval. Non-Sociology graduate students wishing to receive a grade for this course must submit a completed Graduate Student Enrollment Change Form located at the following URL:

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20012 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:30:00 pm Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:10 Limit:20