SSCI 501G

Great Ideas: Classics of Social Science

4 Graduate credits
Effective July 25, 2000 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

The social sciences have been shaping views of the human condition for more than 150 years. This seminar explores those ideas that continue to engage and perplex thoughtful observers of social life. Students become acquainted with writing by major thinkers like Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Sigmund Freud, Ruth Benedict, Frantz Fanon and Hannah Arendt. The course addresses the social and historical roots of the great ideas as well as the moral aspirations and creative impulses of these social scientists.

Special information

Overlap: SSCI 501 Great Ideas: Classics of Social Science. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status.

Learning outcomes