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The [course_title] is designed to provide a clear understanding of the core concepts that social theory must address and an effort to reconcile such as power, rationality, structure and system. Understand the chief phenomena that social theory sets to explain including culture, gender, differentiation and stratification. This intensive course also gives a summary of some of the famous philosopher’s biographies, their major works, and their major contributions to the world.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University


Course Curriculum

1. Introduction 00:46:00
2. Hobbes: Authority, Human Rights and Social Order 00:43:00
3. Locke: Equality, Freedom, Property and the Right to Dissent 00:45:00
4. The Division of Powers- Montesquieu 00:44:00
5. Rousseau: Popular Sovereignty and General Will 00:40:00
6. Rousseau on State of Nature and Education 00:44:00
7. Utilitarianism and Liberty, John Stuart Mill 00:42:00
8. Smith: The Invisible Hand 00:46:00
9. Marx’s Theory of Alienation 00:48:00
10. Marx’s Theory of Historical Materialism (1) 00:50:00
11. Marx’s Theory of Historical Materialism (cont.) 00:49:00
12. Marx’s Theory of History 00:51:00
13. Marx’s Theory of Class and Exploitation 00:51:00
14. Nietzsche on Power, Knowledge and Morality 00:46:00
15. Freud on Sexuality and Civilization 00:50:00
16. Weber on Protestantism and Capitalism 00:51:00
17. Conceptual Foundations of Weber’s Theory of Domination 00:53:00
18. Weber on Traditional Authority 00:50:00
19. Weber on Charismatic Authority 00:49:00
20. Weber on Legal-Rational Authority 00:48:00
21. Weber’s Theory of Class 00:45:00
22. Durkheim and Types of Social Solidarity 00:38:00
23. Durkheim’s Theory of Anomie 00:47:00
24. Durkheim on Suicide 00:51:00
25. Durkheim and Social Facts 00:51:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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