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This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will offer the participants an introduction into the most important classical sociological readings between the 18th and 20th century. Highly influential social science scholars, such as Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, will be discussed during 8 sessions. Combined with small tests, based on the video’s and recommended readings, the participants will be encouraged to dive deeply into the complex texts and get familiar with classical sociological concepts that are still very relevant today....
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Approx. 15 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English, Croatian

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1

Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Session 1: Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction

In this session the field of classical sociological theory will be introduced. It explains the historical roots of sociology. It shows you why classical sociological theories are still important in modern societies and it explains the Aims and Claims of this Course. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 45 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
1.2 Implicit Theories in Everyday Life5 min
1.3 What is Sociological Theory?4 min
1.4 Founding Fathers5 min
1.5 Sociology in the Modern Industrial Age5 min
1.6 Linking Classical to Contemporary Theories6 min
1.7 The Sociological Theoretical Field6 min
1.8 Aims and Claims of this Course5 min
Reading3 lectures
Welcome note10 min
Transcripts10 min
Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction20 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Session 2: Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)

This session explains the work of Adam Smith. It shows you how a poem written by Bernard Mandeville inspired Adam Smith. Adam Smith's theory shines light on the consequences of industrialization. You will learn what the consequences are of the Division of Labour....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 44 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2.2 The Invisible Hand6 min
2.3 The Division of Labour5 min
2.4 The Wealth of Nations6 min
2.5 Exchange and Self-interest5 min
2.6 Social Stratification6 min
2.7 The Importance of Adam Smith6 min
Reading1 lecture
Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)20 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Session 3: Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

This session will cover the author of the word “sociology”, August Comte. He often engaged in theorizing the social world in order to attempt to discover invariant laws. Terms like “positivism”, “the law of the three stages” and “Functionalism” are prominent topics in this session. Comte believed that positivism could both advance science (theory) and change the ways people live their lives (practice)....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 48 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
3.2 The Law of the Three Stages of the Human Mind7 min
3.3 Sociology as a Means to Establish Social Harmony5 min
3.4 The Law of the Classification of Sciences6 min
3.5 Religious Thought as Starting Point5 min
3.6 Comte’s Religion of Humanity6 min
3.7 Early Functionalism5 min
3.8 The Importance of Auguste Comte5 min
Reading1 lecture
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)24 min

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1 heure pour terminer

Session 4: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

Tocqueville’s works shaped 19th-century discussions of liberalism and equality, and were rediscovered in the 20th century as sociologists debated the causes and cures of tyranny and revolutions. His famous work “Democracy in America” remains widely read and even more widely quoted. This session will cover Tocqueville’s most important ideas....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 48 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
4.2 An Aristocratic Perspective6 min
4.3 On Democratisation6 min
4.4 The Dominance of the Middle-Class5 min
4.5 The Dangers of Centralisation5 min
4.6 Grassroots Politics as the Heart of Democracy6 min
4.7 ‘Revolutions Will Become Rare’5 min
4.8 Tocqueville’s Predictions5 min
Reading1 lecture
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)24 min
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par EBFeb 15th 2018

Great course, absolutely loved the teacher and his passion and how he explains difficult notions with so much ease. I would definitely recommend this course, it is a great first look into sociology.

par KKAug 27th 2017

i began this class to review more of de Tocqueville and still have not had time to do so; however, i still prefer TocQ to all of these other thinkers. Wonderful experience... thank so much!!! <3

Enseignant

Bart van Heerikhuizen

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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

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