Concentrated Honours BA Program - History of Sociological Thought SOSA 3401   History of Sociological Thought
Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, a novel way of thinking about human existence began to emerge: that humans are social beings, their lives and thoughts bounded and patterned by their social environments. This approach formed the basis for a new discipline eventually named Sociology. This course focuses on the ideas of three of the main contributors to the new way of thinking, which remain especially relevant to the canon of sociological theory today: Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. The ways in which other early sociological theorists challenged and contributed to the canon will also be considered.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: Any 1000 level SOSA or FYP and SOSA 2007.03: Thinking Sociologically AND SOSA 2008.03: Doing Sociology; or SOSA 2012.03: Thinking through Anthropology AND SOSA 2013.03: Anthropology in Practice or SOSA 2001.06: Ethnography in a Global Context or SOSA 2002.06: The Sociological Perspective: Thinking and Doing Sociology