Foundations in Sociological Thought
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis is a 1st year module for sociology students. It provides an introduction to some of the main theories that
laid the foundation for modern sociology. Sociology developed as an intellectual discipline in the 19th century
as writers grappled with their understanding of modern capitalism. Some of the key writers include Karl Marx,
Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. The course outlines their central ideas, their relevance for today and encourages
students to critically assess them.Students wishing to take Sociology at Stage 2 should take this module.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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