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SOCY 151: Foundations of Modern Social Theory (Fall 2009, Open Yale Courses). Taught by Professor Ivan Szelenyi,

this 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. Writers include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim. (from oyc.yale.edu)

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Hobbes: Authority, Human Rights and Social Order Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Locke: Equality, Freedom, Property and the Right to Dissent Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – The Division of Powers – Montesquieu Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Rousseau: Popular Sovereignty and General Will Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Rousseau on State of Nature and Education Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Utilitarianism and Liberty, John Stuart Mill Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Smith: The Invisible Hand Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Marx’s Theory of Alienation Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Marx’s Theory of Historical Materialism (1) Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Marx’s Theory of Historical Materialism (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Marx’s Theory of History Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Marx’s Theory of Class and Exploitation Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Nietzsche on Power, Knowledge and Morality Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Freud on Sexuality and Civilization Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Weber on Protestantism and Capitalism Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Conceptual Foundations of Weber’s Theory of Domination Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Weber on Traditional Authority Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Weber on Charismatic Authority Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Weber on Legal-Rational Authority Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Weber’s Theory of Class Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Durkheim and Types of Social Solidarity Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Durkheim’s Theory of Anomie Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Durkheim on Suicide Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Durkheim and Social Facts Unlimited

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