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SOSI0205 History and classics of sociology 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Hannu Ruonavaara

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with history and classics of sociology in order to deepen students’ understanding of the nature of sociology.


Students will be introduced to history and classics of sociology by examining relevant literature on the field.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


The exam is taken through the Electronic Exam service:

Book exam consists of essay questions. The student is expected to write an outlined answer based on the reading materials. The questions will commonly relate to a particular chapter, or a key theme or concept, in the reading materials.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

The combination of literature, worth 6 ECTS, is selected from the following list for each exam

Callinicos: Social Theory. A Historical Introduction. 2 ECTS.

Kandal: The Woman Question in Classical Sociological Theory. 2 ECTS.

Swingewood: A Short History of Sociological Thought (3. edition). 2 ECTS.

Simmel: Sociology. Inquiries into the construction of social forms, vol. 1. 4 ECTS.

Merton: On Social Structure and Science, pages 23-336. 4 ECTS.

Weber: Economy and Society, vol. 1, pages 3-310 and 399-634. 4 ECTS.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Social Research
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Department of Social Research
Social Research
Finnish Study Modules
Department of Social Research
Social Policy
Social Work
Economic Sociology