Checking date: 09/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Social Theory
Bachelor in Humanities (Plan: 407 - Estudio: 213)

Coordinating teacher: DIEZ MEDRANO, JUAN

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
A. Development of analytical and critical skills applied to sociological issues. The student will learn to contextualize what she reads, listens to, and sees from a scientific perspective. B. Students will become familiar with the main concepts and tools that guide theory development and sociological research. C. Students will become familiar with major sociological texts. D. Students will learn how to manage information E. Students will learn how to synthesize readings and how to relay them to other people, whether in writing or in spoken presentations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
-The course's main objective is to make students familiar with original sociological texts. All the topics relate to original writings by major sociologists and by representative authors within the sociological traditions that are discussed. -In-Class practice will deal with with current problems seen from the theoretical perspectives discussed in class.
Learning activities and methodology
It will be developed through: Theoretical classes (2 credits ECTS) for the adquisition of skills related to learning social theory and its main schools. Practical classes (2 credits ECTS) that include practical tasks and individual activities: searching for references at the library, oral presentations, and other practices; All these tasks are oriented to the adquisition of skills directly related to the modlue that is taught, in particular, the capacity to identify problems and sociological perspectives, as well as the ability to utilize conceptual tools from classical theorists.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Alexis de Tocqueville. The Old Regime and the French Revolution. University of Chicago Press.
  • Emile Durkheim. Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. Free Press.
  • Karl Marx. The Marx-Engels Reader. Norton.
  • Max Weber. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Penguin.
  • Michel Foucault. Discipline and Punish. Vintage.
  • Simone de Beauvoir. The Second Sex. Vintage.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.