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230019 SE Talcott Parsons (2012W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 03.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 24.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 31.10. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 07.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 14.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 21.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 28.11. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 05.12. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 12.12. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 09.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 16.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 23.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 30.01. 17:30 - 19:00 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Alhtough labeled as old fashioned structure-functionalism, Parsons’ work is among the most important sociologies of the 20th century. Following Max Weber and framing a voluntaristic theory of action, he theorised the rise of anti-modernity and the modernisation of modern societies in the 1960s. The seminar will address the theoretical and historical relevance of Parsons’s social thought along the major phases of its development. The methodological foundations of modern sociology are put center stage which claims that propositions about social reality are based in heuristic concepts and frames of reference. The background for this discussion is the process of modernisation and its three components of differentiation, pluralisation and normative upgrading. Modernisation is not a progressive evolutionary process as it can break down and regress. The conditions for modern society and for its breakdown shall be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper
Presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Learning sociological theorising
Understanding social theory in its historical contexts

Examination topics

Reading primary texts
Discussion
Work in Groups

Reading list

Will be announced at the beginning of the seminar

Association in the course directory

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