RCSSCI 301 - Social Science Theory I: From Social Contract to Oedipus Complex
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one 200-level social science course.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines models of the individual, society, the role of religion, the nature of the state and the goals of education as they developed in Europe during the Enlightenment and the nineteenth-century. We will study the canonical texts of social theory — works by Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Weber, Durkheim, Freud and Nietzsche — in their historical context in order to understand some of the major social, intellectual and economic transformations of modern European societies. The course also emphasizes training in writing. Each essay assignment includes a pre-write, or a rough draft of the thesis paragraph, on which the students work together with the instructor. The essays are evaluated according to the following main criteria: 1. clear and specific thesis statement that promises an original argument; 2. supported argumentation (not just valid observations or assertions); 3. clear and simple expression of ideas; 4. polished style

RCSSCI 301 - Social Science Theory I: From Social Contract to Oedipus Complex
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001 (SEM)
3RC Ugrd
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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