Academic Catalog

SOC251 HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY I

Course Code: 2320251
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr BARI MCEN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The overall aim of this course is to examine the emergence of sociological imagination. Accordingly, topics such as the Renaissance, the Reformation, rationalism and empiricism, the theory of natural law, the Enlightenment and the conservative critique of the Enlightenment will be examined. The course will also cover the contributions of the founding figures of the discipline of sociology. The works Vico, Montesquieu, S. Simon and Comte will be examined in order to understand the invention of sociology as the science of society.