Contemporary Topics in Social Theory

Rediscovering Marx

This course deals with the development of sociological theory in the major foundational thinkers of the 19th and early 20th century. Much of classical sociological theory was focused upon growing awareness of society, as such, being the subject of profound change. Central questions addressed by its main authors were “What is the nature of the society emerging in 19th century Europe?” and “What is its significance with respect to the development of humanity?” Differences of opinion and profound debate have been characteristic of sociological theory, and have widely been recognized as contributing to its development.


York University

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GS/SOCI 6200 3.00 (F) - M GS/SPTH 6043 3.00 (F) - M GS/CMCT 6113 3.00 (F) - M