HIST 337
Origins of European Social Thought and the Social Sciences Spring 2010
Division II
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A study of the creation of the social sciences in Europe with special attention to the historical development of the paired categories of the individual and the social. Topics will include the changing understanding of personhood from 1789 to the mid-twentieth century, the creation of modern academic disciplinary boundaries in the social sciences, the influence of socialist political movements on scholarship, and the relationship of the social to the natural sciences. Readings will include major primary texts from Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Nietzsche, Freud, Dilthey, Comte, Foucault, and others, as well as secondary literature on the history of social thought.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3143
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on active participation and short essays on selected topics
Prerequisites: none
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia

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