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This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will offer the participants an introduction into the most important classical sociological readings between the 18th and 20th century. Highly influential social science scholars, such as Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, will be discussed during 8 sessions. Combined with small tests, based on the video’s and recommended readings, the participants will be encouraged to dive deeply into the complex texts and get familiar with classical sociological concepts that are still very relevant today....
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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Session 1: Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction

In this session the field of classical sociological theory will be introduced. It explains the historical roots of sociology. It shows you why classical sociological theories are still important in modern societies and it explains the Aims and Claims of this Course. ...
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 45 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video8 videos
1.2 Implicit Theories in Everyday Life5min
1.3 What is Sociological Theory?4min
1.4 Founding Fathers5min
1.5 Sociology in the Modern Industrial Age5min
1.6 Linking Classical to Contemporary Theories6min
1.7 The Sociological Theoretical Field6min
1.8 Aims and Claims of this Course5min
Reading3 leituras
Welcome note10min
Transcripts10min
Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Classical Sociological Theory - An Introduction20min
Week
2
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1 hora para concluir

Session 2: Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)

This session explains the work of Adam Smith. It shows you how a poem written by Bernard Mandeville inspired Adam Smith. Adam Smith's theory shines light on the consequences of industrialization. You will learn what the consequences are of the Division of Labour....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 44 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video7 videos
2.2 The Invisible Hand6min
2.3 The Division of Labour5min
2.4 The Wealth of Nations6min
2.5 Exchange and Self-interest5min
2.6 Social Stratification6min
2.7 The Importance of Adam Smith6min
Reading1 leituras
Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) and Adam Smith (1723-1790)20min
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3
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1 hora para concluir

Session 3: Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

This session will cover the author of the word “sociology”, August Comte. He often engaged in theorizing the social world in order to attempt to discover invariant laws. Terms like “positivism”, “the law of the three stages” and “Functionalism” are prominent topics in this session. Comte believed that positivism could both advance science (theory) and change the ways people live their lives (practice)....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 48 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video8 videos
3.2 The Law of the Three Stages of the Human Mind7min
3.3 Sociology as a Means to Establish Social Harmony5min
3.4 The Law of the Classification of Sciences6min
3.5 Religious Thought as Starting Point5min
3.6 Comte’s Religion of Humanity6min
3.7 Early Functionalism5min
3.8 The Importance of Auguste Comte5min
Reading1 leituras
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)24min
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1 hora para concluir

Session 4: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

Tocqueville’s works shaped 19th-century discussions of liberalism and equality, and were rediscovered in the 20th century as sociologists debated the causes and cures of tyranny and revolutions. His famous work “Democracy in America” remains widely read and even more widely quoted. This session will cover Tocqueville’s most important ideas....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 48 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video8 videos
4.2 An Aristocratic Perspective6min
4.3 On Democratisation6min
4.4 The Dominance of the Middle-Class5min
4.5 The Dangers of Centralisation5min
4.6 Grassroots Politics as the Heart of Democracy6min
4.7 ‘Revolutions Will Become Rare’5min
4.8 Tocqueville’s Predictions5min
Reading1 leituras
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)24min
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Melhores avaliações

por EBFeb 15th 2018

Great course, absolutely loved the teacher and his passion and how he explains difficult notions with so much ease. I would definitely recommend this course, it is a great first look into sociology.

por NKSep 13th 2017

I found it very informative . the course is so captivating that it hold the reader till the end . I hope to enroll more to such courses in future . Waiting for the module on modern sociologists.

Instrutores

Bart van Heerikhuizen

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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Sobre University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

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