Historical Sociology

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Historical Sociology
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jack Jin Gary Lee
Section: A

CRN: 2577

Credits: 3

Studying history and thinking historically have been sources of inspirations for sociologists of theory building and theory elaboration, since the days of Max Weber. Great thinkers in sociology have always combined their analysis of contemporary societies with that of history. This course gives an introduction to historical approaches in contemporary sociology. Students are encouraged to read the assigned readings, not simply to analyze them as completed works, but to find inspirations for developing their own future research projects. In other words, this introductory seminar intends to help students not to become “consumers of theories,” but to develop the abilities to make their own theoretical elaboration through engaging original historically-informed research projects. For this purpose, these reading materials include diverse approaches to history.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:34pm EDT 6/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024