Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Classical Sociology

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course



A study of selected texts from classical theories.

The lives, times, and works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Tonnies, Cooley, Mead, Pareto; their methodologies and their major contributions.

Reading List
Calhoun Craig, Gerteis Joseph, Moody James, Pfaff Steven, SSchmidt Kathryn, Virk Indermohan, 2002, Classical Sociological Theory, Blackwell.
Cooley, Ch.H., 1909, Social Organisation, New York, Scribner's
Durkheim, E., 1972, Selected Writings, (Edited by A.Giddens), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Durkheim, E., 1984, The Division of Labour in Society, Macmillan
Durkheim, E., 2000, Suicide, Routledge
Weber, M., 1962, Basic Concepts in Sociology, London, Peter Owen.
Fletcher, R., 1972, The Making of Sociology, Vol. I & II, London, Nelson.
Marx K. & Engels F., 1968, Selected Works in One Volume, London, Lawrence and Wishart;
Mead, G.H., 1934, Mind, Self and Society, Chicago, Chicago University
Pareto, V. 1963, The Mind and Society: A Treatise on General Sociology, New York, Dover.
Ritzer George, 1996, Sociological Theory, Fourth Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill International
Ritzer George, 1996, Classical Sociological Theory, Second Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill International.
Ritzer George, 1996, Sociological Theory, Fourth Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill International
Tonnies, F., 1887, Community and Association, Michigan, University Press.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Valerie Visanich

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