Foundations of Modern Social Theory: A Free Yale Course

Taught by professor Iván Szelényi, this Yale course “provides an overview of major works of social thought from the beginning of the modern era through the 1920s. Attention is paid to social and intellectual contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis.” And the writers covered “include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim.”

The 25 lectures can be found on YouTube and iTunes (in audio and video). A complete syllabus can be found be on this Yale web site.

Foundations of Modern Social Theory has been added to our collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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