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Sabrina P. Ramet
SIS 342
Seattle Campus

Social Theory in International Context

Comparative, historical introduction to the foundations of modern social theory in the work of Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, and Claude Levi-Strauss. Focus on tensions between universalist claims, European origins, and non-European applications of models of cultural formation and development.

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This class provides a historical introduction to the classical liberal thinkers, including Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill. The classwill examine their historical context, moral theories, and political ideas, distinguishing among alternative currents of liberalism.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 02/03/2000