LSOC

3019

Classical Sociological Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Classical Sociological Theory

Fall 2019

Taught By: Carlos Forment

Section: A

CRN: 2783

Credits: 4

This course seeks to explore the relationship between the emergence of 'modernity' and the invention of 'social science.' Our readings include selections from a range of modern thinkers who created some of social sciences most memorable and influential narratives; we continue to use them today to make sense of our own world and each other’s place in it. We will focus on the following four thinkers and the various narratives that they used to make sense of modernity: Adam Smith on the impartial spectator and market society; Alexis de Tocqueville on revolutionary change and democratic life; Karl Marx on alienation and exploitation; Max Weber on social action and rationalization; and Sigmund Freud on the libido and unconscious.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 12:27pm 4/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019