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Sociology Ba (A), Classical Sociological Theory, 7,5 credits

General data

Code: SO075G
Subject/Main field: Sociologi
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (A)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Social Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 9/28/2007
Date of change: 3/21/2016
Version valid from: 8/22/2016


The aim of the course is to provide essential knowledge regarding classical sociological theory and its principal representatives.

Course objectives

At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the epistemological premises of classical text in sociology
- Apply and compare classical theory in sociological analysis


The course gives a theoretical basis on which to pursue future studies in contemporary sociology, by focusing on:
- Classical texts by three influential sociological pioneers
- The epistemological implications of their theories
- The understanding and application of sociological theory
- An increased understanding of the modern society

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Instruction is in the form of lectures, seminars, and project work.

Examination form

The course examination consists of active participation in seminars and a written assignment.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

This class is open only to exchange students of Mid Sweden’s partner universities and it is given in English.