The Frankfurt School and Critical Sociology

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
The Frankfurt School
Spring 2023
Taught By: Andrew Arato
Section: A

CRN: 13509

Credits: 3

"The course will examine the development of the Frankfurt school from its beginnings, to today. After examining the forerunner work of Georg Lukacs, we will concentrate on texts by the main authors: Horkheimer, Adorno, Pollock, Neumann, Kirchheimer, Marcuse, Habermas and Offe, focusing one major text each week. Topics will include philosophy of history, theory of developing capitalism, authoritarian states including fascism, sociology and psychoanalysis, theory of art and mass culture and crisis theories. Every student in the class will be asked to make an oral presentation of a text, and base a paper on that presentation that will consider the relationship of the text to the larger output of the chosen author."

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 5:42am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1108
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023