[Upgrade] SOC305-S1-2019/20 – Sociological Theories 1
In this premium course, you have access to LIVE CLASS, RECORDED VIDEOS, ASSIGNMENTS, CURRICULUM, STUDENTS FORUM, TECHNICAL SUPPORT.
Instructor: Dr. Lasisi Raimi
Email: [email protected]
Course Name: Sociological Theories 1
Virtual class: hostclass-net.zoom.us
This course exposes students to the key ideas, theories, and actors that have shaped classical development discourse and practice in sociology. The course historicizes development looking at the ways in which its discursive and political economic aspects mutually reinforce power structures that determine which peoples do and do not count as developed and which perspectives on change become part of development practice. This first part of the course covers the foundations of the capitalist world-‐system in colonial histories and the ways such history influenced the ideas and issues shaping development in the twentieth and early twenty-‐first century. It further examines the sociological implications of development and its effects on society and family structure, the impact of colonial policies on post-independence internal conditions.
Course Guidelines and materials, Open/Close times
The course is an online one that is built on a bi-weekly framework of instructor and students interface including access to virtual pedagogical materials. Notes and class recordings will typically be posted during the week. Assignments may be completed and submitted at any time within the week of that they are due.
All course materials posted including lecture slide and recordings, will remain open throughout the month. In this fashion, students who are unable to attend the lectures for technical or personal reasons, such as unexpected difficulties with information technology, personal or family illness, or the need to become a family caretaker, will have access to all the same class materials as students who attend the lectures.
Weekly Virtual Class Schedule
Week 1: Friday (5pm-7pm): Definition of theory, social theory and building blocks of a theory
Week 2: Friday (5pm-7pm): Factors leading to the emergence of sociological theories
Week 3: Friday (5pm-6pm): Auguste Comte and the Positivist Tradition
Week 4: Friday (5pm-7pm): Herbert Spencer and the Evolutionary Perspective
Week 5: Friday (5pm-7pm): Emile Durkheim and Social Facts
Week 6: Friday (5pm-7pm): Karl Marx and the Materialist Analogy
Week 7: Friday (5pm-7pm): Max Weber and the sociology of subjectivity
Week 8: Friday (5pm-7pm): A peep into the sociological paradigms
Hostclass: We will use Hostclass (https://learn.hostclass.net) as a remote classroom response system. You must register and pay an access fee to make use of the Hostclass Virtual Classroom.
Assignments and Examination
Students will undertake two compulsory virtual assignments in-between the semester and a virtual examination at the end of the semester. Assignments shall be submitted electronically and within the stipulated time. Extension will not be accepted except on some special consideration duly given by the course instructor (Dr. Lasisi Raimi).
The course will be graded on the scale:
• virtual classroom attendance = 5%
• quiz = 15%
• assignment and participation =10%
• shall be based on examination = 70%
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level 300 level
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
VIRTUAL CLASSES (LECTURES)
- Week 1: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): Definition of theory, social theory and building blocks of a theory
- Week 2: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): Factors leading to the emergence of sociological theories
- Week 3: Friday (5 pm – 6 pm): Auguste Comte and the Positivist Tradition
- Week 4: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): Herbert Spencer and the Evolutionary Perspective
- Week 5: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): Emile Durkheim and Social Facts
- Week 6: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): Karl Marx and the Materialist Analogy
- Week 7: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): Max Weber and the sociology of subjectivity
- Week 8: Friday (5 pm – 7 pm): A peep into the sociological paradigms