Jan 07, 2019
Simple,neat and interesting way of explaining the content. Didn't get bored. Good refreshment if you already know the stuff and good introduction if you are new to sociology. Professor is really nice.
Oct 29, 2018
This is a course which helps you understand the origin of Sociology. The content of this course includes all the sociologists who played a great role, also the lectures are delivered in a superb way.
par Eva B•
Feb 15, 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 Philip T•
May 24, 2017
The lecturer was easy to listen to and the content very interesting. The quizzes were a bit uninspired though: simply repeating the questions posed during the videos. Overall I enjoyed the course and look forward to the next one by this lecturer.
par Alex T•
Mar 04, 2016
A great lectures, I really like the attitude of this professor. He is really into his subject and I appreciated his resolution, when it comes to reducing the legacy of his favorite sociologists, into just one crucial point.
Not five stars for quizzes, the parts concerning reading of classics could be much more motivating, in the aspect of the actual reading and anderstanding.
Wish the course from University of Amsterdam on modern authors to come sooner.
par Aditya N•
Nov 24, 2018
Thank you Sir,I am a science graduate but as I am preparing for the Indian Civil Services exam I have opted for sociology as an optional subject and Marx,Weber and Durkheim are part of my syllabus. I want to thank you clearing my concepts. If I clear the exam I will not forget to thank you.
par Pamela C•
Nov 28, 2018
Well explained. The teacher is awesome. I had read some of these thinkers before taking this course, but I have learned many new thing. I am really satisfied with this course.
par Saul F L•
Nov 30, 2018
par RAGHAV S•
Dec 21, 2018
This is an amazing course. Absolutely brilliant. The professor teaches in a such an engaging way, beautifully explaining the classical theories, it's pure genius. Mr. Bart Van Heerikhuizen should really consider making more such courses. Thank you professor for such an amazing course.
par Prabhjyot S•
Jan 11, 2019
I just want to say that the course was overall very good and thank you very much the team from Amsterdam university for making sociology an MOOC and present in such a beautiful way.
My feedback is that the sociological theories that we have taught here if somehow get connected with the problems and management system of the contemporary society than the students get develop a lens through which it can easily perceive and understand the society in a more sociological way.
Thank again team Coursera and University of Amsterdam.
par Tanya B•
Jan 13, 2019
I am nearly 70% through this course. I have developed a great interest in Sociology and also wanted to educate myself as to the ideas of Marx, Durkheim et al, just to broaden my general knowledge. I love the Professor who teaches this course - his passion for the subject is obvious and he makes it both clear and stimulating. Highly recommend.
par Sandro M M•
Jan 14, 2019
Great and very well structured introduction!
par Najib B•
Jan 15, 2019
This is indeed a great course that is true to the objective it sets to achieve- to be able to hold a discourse with classical sociologists through their own work. I always avoided reading classic work in sociology because it seemed to their ideas and style are beyong my ability to undertsand them. I have preferred introductions: 'to Durkheim, to Weber, to Comple' and lull myself into thinking that books about, rather than by, them present all their ideas with an 'explanation' bonus. Yet I was wrong, and the proof is that prfessor Heerikhuizendidn't introduce it all but he was so successful in giving tis MOOC's students the necessary theoretical and conceptual tools to enable them to engage with classc sociological work on their own if they decide or want to know it all, i.e, to read their work without being intimidated by its breadth or its depth. And i'm already making plans to start reading some of the classic books, begnning with Mandeville :) Thank a million again for the course.
Jan 05, 2019
Great course on the Classical Sociological Theories supplemented with sufficient reading material to give greater insights into the same.
par Linda Y•
Jan 05, 2019
The program really opened my eyes as my study and practice are within the organization development field. The large system perspectives are very good for me to understand some of the concepts and theories foundations applied in OD. I also admired and enjoyed the professor's way of delivery the speeches and the beautiful language he used.
par Travis S•
Feb 17, 2019
This course was an excellent introduction to Classical Sociology, I learned a significant amount and greatly enjoyed it. Dr. Heerikhuizen was very effective in highlighting the key points and explaining them in an understandable fashion. The assigned readings provided good primers on the path to achieving the goal of the course, which is to be able to read the classical texts independently. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to begin or expand their knowledge of sociology.
par Harini N•
Jan 24, 2019
Amazing course and it was helpful to get a better insight about the subject matter.
par Mohamed A G•
Feb 19, 2019
an eye opening for me
par Jean-Sebastien A•
Feb 20, 2019
Top content from one of the world top deparments of Sociology. The instructor is clear and really interesting.
par Lin Y•
Feb 22, 2019
Good quality and well defined goal.
par Zanji S•
Mar 23, 2019
He really carries the lessons well...i never got bored
par Hussain H•
Mar 26, 2019
I am very glad to share my experience with fellows. This course have enabled me to understand the base of sociology what we called the roots of sociology. It is easy to read and write about theories but to understand its philosophical perspective is like a soul to the body of knowledge. Thankyou course era for enabling me to understand the depth of sociological theory.
par Alba C R•
Mar 24, 2019
I loved it! I've studied some of the authors during University but I forgot a little bit about them. This course helped me refresh my memory and introduced me to the other authors.
But actually what I enjoyed the most was the Professor. He explains everything in a way everyone can understand and one can see the love and passion he feels for his career. He is such a good teacher. The way he explains sociology makes everyone want to keep learning about it! I would have loved to have him during my University degree.
Thank you so much, it's been a pleasure!
par Aleksandra P•
Mar 26, 2019
The course is of a much of an interest, i enjoyed it a lot and the lecturer was great as well as the material, would learn more.
Mar 28, 2019
The course "Classical Sociological Theory" was a very beneficial course for me. I learned a lot of new things. It was a comfortable and amazing journey. It was my first online course and it has added great experience in my intelligence.
par Xiaoyu H•
Mar 30, 2019
This course is fantastic! The ideas of those great sociologists are intriging and the professor's expression is impressing. Thanks a lot!
Jan 29, 2019