Classical Sociological Thought

Year
1
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01008205
Subject Area
Sociology
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

English language knowledge.

Teaching Methods

The lectures are organized to promote a deep interaction teacher student, encouraging student active involvement in learning.  In expositive classes a theoretical discussion of the main concepts and notions in classical sociological thought is presented by the teacher, while in other classes students are requested to debate around specific texts chosen from the bibliography.

Learning Outcomes

Classical Sociological Thought aim is to enable students to apprehend and critically evaluate the main theoretical and methodological currents of sociological thought. Students must be able to establish the differences between various currents of sociological thought, showing which paradigmatic traditions they entailed (structural functionalist or Marxist; positivist or phenomenological; holistic or individualist; consensus or conflict), which visions of society and concepts they presented and which tools or methodologies they proposed to advance sociological research.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Classical Sociological Thought aim is to enable students to apprehend and critically evaluate the main theoretical and methodological currents of sociological thought. Students must be able to establish the differences between these currents, showing which paradigmatic traditions that entailed (structural functionalist or Marxist; positivist or phenomenological; holistic or individualist; consensus or conflict), which visions of society and concepts they presented and which tools or methodologies they proposed to advance sociological research. The relation of classical sociological thought with recent sociological research thematic is also discussed, duly illustrated with social and scientific present day issues.

Head Lecturer(s)

Daniel Gameiro Francisco

Assessment Methods

Final Assessment
Exam: 100.0%

Continuous Assessment
A written paper : 50.0%
Exam: 50.0%

Bibliography

ARON, Raymond - As etapas do pensamento sociológico. 9ª ed.. Lisboa : Publicações Dom Quixote, 2007. [Ed. de 1991: BP 316.2 ARO]

CUIN, Charles-Henry ;  GRESLE, François - História da sociologia. Lisboa : Publicações Dom Quixote, 1995.* [Ed. de 1944: BP 316.2 CUI]

DURKHEIM, Émile - As regras do método sociológico. 7ª ed.. Lisboa : Editorial Presença, 1998. [BP 303 DUR ]

GIDDENS, Anthony - Capitalismo e moderna teoria social : uma análise das obras de Marx, Durkheim e Max Weber. 4ª ed.. Lisboa : Editorial Presença, 1994. [BP 316.2 GID]

MARX, Karl - Contribuição para a crítica da economia política. 3ª ed.. Lisboa : Editorial Estampa, 1974. [BP 330.8 MAR]

RITZER, George - Sociological theory. 6th ed.. Boston : McGraw-Hill, 2004. [BP 316.2 RIT]

SILVA, Augusto Santos - Entre a razão e o sentido : Durkheim, Weber e a teoria das Ciências sociais. 2ª ed.. Porto : Edições Afrontamento, 1994. [BP 316.2 SIL]