Sophomore Colloquium: Modern Social Theory|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This colloquium examines a number of competing conceptual frameworks in the social sciences derived from major political philosophers and social theorists, such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Freud.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(CSS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
T. Hobbes, LEVIATHAN, Broadview Press
Kant, POLITICAL WRITINGS, Cambridge
Locke, TREATISE OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT
J. Bentham, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MORAL AND LEGISLATION, Prometheus
Rousseau, DISCOURSE ON INEQUALITY
Rousseau, THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
Marx, ECONOMIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL MANUSCRIPTS, and selections from other major writings
Nietzsche, THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS
Durkheim, DIVISION OF LABOR IN SOCIETY
Weber, PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM
Weber, FROM MAX WEBER, selections
Freud, CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short (2-3 pages) weekly papers and quizzes; two 5-6 page papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is only open to CSS Sophomores.
Newly admitted majors will be instructed on the enrollment of this course by CSS.
|Instructor(s): Chakravarti,Sonali Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 30
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|